Good Saturday morning friends, today I’m joining my friends Kim of Northern California Style and Juliet of Make Mine a Spritzer to share our Saturday Meanderings so after you finish here make sure to hop on over to their blogs to see what they are up to this morning!
February is know as the month of love and friendship but it is also heart health month and I did not want it to pass without acknowledging it.
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US?
According to the CDC 659,000 people a year die from heart disease. One person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease.
Your risk of heart disease is higher if:
- You have high blood pressure
- You have high cholesterol
- You are overweight or obese
- You have or diabetes
- You smoke
- You do not get regular exercise
- You have a family history of early heart disease
- You have unhealthy eating habits
- Are older
6 Things You Can Do to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease and a Live Longer, Healthier Life
NOTE: I am not a doctor, this information is for informational and educational purposes only. I am not offering medical advice. ALWAYS consult your physician for questions you may have about your health.
- Maintain a healthy weight and diet.
- Manage Stress
- Quit Smoking and Vaping. Smoking is one of the leading factors of heart disease.
- Get Enough Quality Sleep
- Exercise, 30 minutes a day can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease.
- See Your Doctor for annual checkups and screenings
One last thing, The Symptoms of a Heart Attack Look Different for Men and Women.
It goes without saying that the events in Ukraine are heartbreaking, if you would like to help I found this list on NPR of organizations where you can make donations and get more information.
This story is amazing, Eight Hundred Lost Children and a Voyage Around the World.
Yesterday on my Friday Favorites post, I recommended this book, I started it last night at 11 and at 2:30 in the morning I was still reading it. I had to force myself to go to sleep. I finished it this morning and I really enjoyed it.
Speaking of books have you ever heard of blurbing?
Have you shopped lately at Banana Republic? I used to shop there all the time but then the quality went down a few years ago. Lately it seems as if they have gone back to quality materials and classic styles. I have my eye on this dress and a few other things but am going to wait for a sale.
We are inching our way along in the kitchen design. Yesterday we tweaked a few cabinets, drawers, and the hood design. We also received samples of the floor and a the brick is my favorite for the kitchen, Carolina room and the laundry across the hall.
As for the landscaping, a few more of our plants arrived yesterday, but we are still waiting on the peonies and the climbing fig.
I am looking for inspiration for my containers, I like to keep lots of flowering post on the front porch because they are pretty but also because the deer don’t come onto the front porch(at least not yet). If you live in Zone 6,7,8 and have some deer resistant flower ideas let me know.
Do you play Wordle? Admittedly I don’t play it but I love to play a few rounds of Free Rice. Have you ever played it? If you try it make sure to change the level of difficulty and challenge yourself. It. is a great way to exercise your mind.
I am off to bake brownies and to make a batch of these Caramel Stuffed Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispy Bars.
My bother and his family are coming for a bbq this afternoon, and my nephew asked if he could bring his two friends so I am going to need a lot of treats for these hungry kids.
I hope that you have a wonderful day. Stay safe in this crazy weather friends and let us keep the people of Ukraine in our prayers.
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