Thursday, February 17, 2011

Have a Heart

The following pics go together...can you guess why?
These looked so much prettier when I first put them on the tray...looks like they were attacked! I think you can tell what they are!
Hmmmm....good or bad?
Yum...watermelon..a new "super food"
What is this?
Big clue here!
Uh Oh..we're getting more serious...
Did you guess it? It's heart health month and we had a wonderful lesson in our women's meeting (Relief Society) tonight. We talked about getting our hearts healthy and also our spirits..My friend Lisa from work came and gave a lesson on blood pressure and answered many questions the ladies had about heart issues. We learned much, laughed more, and loved every minute of it! After everyone had their blood pressures taken, they received a "red bag of courage" (see pic above) that had heart healthy recipes, many pamphlets on heart health and even a bag of healthy snacks..Cheerios! Hey, they're not just for toddlers! Refreshments were healthy...the chocolate covered strawberries had dark chocolate..the cookies? Ok, maybe not so much! Watermelon? It is the new heart super food people! Everyone left with a better understanding about heart health...hopefully it will save a life. Are you taking care of your heart?

7 comments:

Donna said...

Knowing Lisa, it was a wonderful study in heart health and you all learned a lot! That would have been fun too with all the great snacks....sounds like a perfect lesson!
If you have any of those chocolate covered strawberries left.....

acorn hollow said...

Well I try but I am not always so good at it. I eat cherrio's most mornings for breakfast. I am on a huge fruit kick right now. I am eating strawberries and oranges. I do get into the crap now and then though.
It was a good reminder
Cathy

CHERI said...

I'm a terrible eater...and my husband is way worse! I do try and I am not overweight but I definitely need to work harder. My husband....I've given up!!! He has the best metabolism in the world and he just doesn't want to give up his goodies!

karen said...

I'm very into heart health. I work for Medtronic and we're inundated with info all the time. I'm glad to see more women becoming more knowledgeable about our #1 killer! Now, please pass the dark chocolate.

Deb Shucka said...

Sounds like it was a great evening. I am very heart healthy on my anti-inflammatory regimen. I love that watermelon is now considered a super food.

Kim said...

I try to be more careful what I eat but I do have a snacking problem. I didn't know that about watermelon.
Luckily there is not a history of heart problems in my family, but I don't want to be the first.

Stacy Crawford said...

Ahh, you beat me too it. I haven't laughed as much in a long while. I left with my heart full and learned a few things too. Thanks for the strawberries....yummo!