Join UrbanMoms and some of our other members in the “sandwich generation” as we discuss keeping our hearts healthy in the “Life in the Sandwich” Blog Series. On March 23rd, add a new item to your heart health shopping list and visit your participating Loblaw banner store for a free Healthy Heart Check. It only takes 20 minutes of your time, but you will get a personalized picture of your key heart risk factors. Share your thoughts in the comments below for your chance to win some great prizes and learn some important information about heart health.
So many of us, mistakenly, assume that heart disease is something that only affects our parents, or even our grandparents. But keeping our hearts healthy is something we need to think about from the moment our babies are born. It’s not an oh-I’ll-worry-about-that-later type of thing; it’s an ongoing process. We need to always be thinking about healthy hearts. Sandy, a longtime UrbanMoms member, tells us how she knows that it’s up to her to instill good, active messages into her children.
My girls are now eight. We are not perfect. In fact, we are a far cry from perfect. We all love to watch TV and have lazy Sunday mornings and eat French fries and cookies. BUT – my kids are active participants in keeping our family healthy. We plan healthy meals together. We talk about making good choices over some not-so-good choices. They eat foods that they know are good for them. They swim once a week and they dance once a week and they take ice-skating lessons. They know about keeping their hearts and bodies healthy.
bringing along a loved one – your parent, or perhaps an aunt or
grandparent. It’s a great way to show how much you care.
pharmacist-administered assessment involves answering a few simple
lifestyle and family history questions, and a blood pressure and
Healthy Heart Check takes approximately 20 minutes and
includes: Pharmacist consultation, blood pressure check, cholesterol
test, and customized printout.
than 34,000 Canadians that have been tested through this free service
to join us on March 23rd? Visit participating pharmacy
locations to schedule an appointment.
Healthy Heart Check program is brought to you by the Becel Centre and
Loblaw Companies Limited.
ends on March 24, 2011.
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