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Monday, February 10, 2014

February: Heart Healthy Month

Don't you like the way "someone" determines the theme of our months and days?  It's kind of obvious why February is "heart healthy" month based on the red hearts we see everywhere - kind of easy for word and picture association, right?

Unfortunately, our efforts and lifestyle simply do not have us on the right track for a heart-healthy February.  Approximately 60 million pounds of chocolate (it's not as heart healthy as the headlines indicate) is purchased and most likely consumed on 2/14.  The scary thing is that Easter and of course Halloween crushes Valentine's Day candy consumption.

I love when (okay I'm lying I don't love) people say "A little chocolate won't hurt - it's a holiday!"  I get where they are headed but there is typically always a reason to eat things that are unhealthy:

  1. New Years Day
  2. Super Bowl Sunday
  3. Valentine's Day
  4. Big Mama's 50th wedding anniversary
  5. Clint and Karen's Wedding
  6. Fat Tuesday
  7. St. Patrick's Day
  8. Grandma Bertha's Birthday
  9. Baby Shower
  10. Wedding Shower
  11. Easter
  12. Passover
  13. Baptisms
  14. Memorial Day
  15. Get it???? 
Enjoy Valentine's Day just don't let the folks at Hershey, Mars, and Kilwin's knock you off track. 

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