Thursday, December 12, 2013

Proactive Ways to Be Heart Healthy! (with $100 American Express Giveaway)

Heart problems are no laughing matter, and heart disease runs on both sides of our family. Outside of (mostly) healthy eating, I admittedly do not do enough to be proactive in this area. My husband on the other hand, takes every precaution he can think of to help lower his chances of having a heart incident. One of the ways he helps combat such an occurrence is through supplements.

It is a rare day when you'll open his medicine cabinet and find that it does not have an Omega 3 supplement of some type, and a bottle of Coenzyme Q10, both of which are known to help aid in heart health.  And he is diligent about taking them, making sure they are the first thing that he packs even if we are going on vacation or a small trip.  I applaud his consistency and his proactive measures.

This holiday season, to tease him a little, I've purchased a bottle of Krill Oil (another Omega 3 supplement) to put in his stocking.  I know he'll laugh, but he'll be reading the label before he even gets through opening his gifts, I guarantee it. And it'll make him happy.  Little gifts that let the person know you know them through and through, are fun. If they offer a little good-natured teasing too, well, that's a big bonus at our place. ;)

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A new year is the perfect time to get started on (or remain committed to) a healthy routine. We're offering a $100 American Express gift card to help. US/Canadian entrants only.

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17 comments:

Lulu G said...

I get my husband to take omega 3 tablets every day, as well as taking them myself. We eat sunflower seeds too.

Launna said...

Great contest Rosey...it is the small gifts that matter :-)

Dana said...

Those little gifts are often the best ones of all. :)

Pat Hatt said...

Tweeted away at my bay. True have to be proactive indeed. The gifts that allow you to make fun are the best

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope that all the running I do is keeping my heart healthy - but you never know, and omega 3s is a great way to help!

Sandee said...

Doing that already. At our ages it's essential.

Have a terrific day. ☺

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

Oh, the story about you teasing your husband a little is so sweet. Not only do you clearly know him really well, but you even love his little quirks. I always love reading about you and your family!

Justin Knight said...

Awesome giveaway and great post. While the teasing is great, a gift that says "I want you to be around for a long, long time" is even better!

Colette S said...

I really should invest in this for our health too.
It's good that your husband take this very seriously.

My only problem is that my throat seems to lock up with pills.
I wish everything was a chewable :)

Joyce Lansky said...

We have heart disease in our family, too . . . and Diabetes, and Cancer . . . and every other yucky disease there is, except for tooth decay. We die young with all of our teeth.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

I admit, while I exercise regularly, I don't take any beneficial supplements. My husband, on the other hand, is a lot like yours and takes them daily.

~ Noelle said...

we need to take supplements.

Faythe M.A said...

my hubby suffers from cardiomyapathy and even his Dr's recommend both of these supplements.
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

Dianna said...

I would like a blue diamond ring

olivia hamilton said...

With diabetes and high blood pressure It is important for me to be heart healthy. I walk daily and also watch what i eat :)

RICHARD HICKS said...

I want a garmin gps

jackie lauren said...

I take fish oil,biotin,iodine pure form,calcium magnesium,zinc,vitamin e,borage oil to stay heart healthy and brain healthy.drink lots of water too.my friends call me the supplement queen.thanks for the chance to enter