We have made it to Friday now. How does this make you feel? I am definitely excited to take care of some chores, but also to catch up on some reading.
This post was going to be about cold. We have had a few milder days recently, and so I conveniently forgot it was the dead of winter. Until I almost turned into a Popsicle. It is cold and the wind is razor-sharp.
However, as I stepped into work today, I was assaulted by a sea of red everywhere. No, you have not missed two weeks of your life. It is not Valentines Day yet. Today (as first Friday of every February) is the National Wear Red Day here in the US of A.
Before you roll your eyes and mumble something about the crazy Americans who come up with the most ridiculous of “days”, let me explain. Today is all about raising awareness about heart disease, which is a leading cause of death for both men and women in our country. While this is something that affects both genders, it seems that its symbol is a red dress. I am not sure why that is, other than the fact that until recently, heart disease was commonly associated with men, and women ignored it.
Because I care about you, fellow bloggers remember to:
- not smoke or use tobacco.
- exercise for at least 30 mins on most days of the week.
- eat more fruits and vegetables and fish and less trans and saturated fats.
- maintain a healthy weight.
- get enough sleep.
- manage stress.
- undergo blood pressure and cholesterol screenings regularly.
(These are outlined by Mayo clinic.)
“The best way out is always through.” ― Robert Frost
Song of the day:
“How do you feel when you’re all alone
You’re feeling much better when you turn off the phone
You beat yourself up wondering why the hell […]
Feelings like this don’t end.”
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