Most people think of hearts in the month of February as symbols of Valentine’s Day and visuals of romantic love, but February is also American Heart Month. I’ve teamed up with Staples to raise awareness and to challenge myself with the #GetOutAndGo campaign to show my own heart some much needed love. Some great ways to reduce your risk for heart disease are a healthy diet, continuous exercise and regular checkups. I realized lately that I really need to work on pushing myself in the exercise and healthy eating department.
The Get Up And Go campaign is all about pushing you outside your comfort zone, getting your heart rate up and getting into healthy habits that will pave the way to living with a healthy heart. A big challenge that I would love to take on throughout the month of February would be running. I love the idea of running, but I’m not a huge fan of the reality. I haven’t been able to push myself past the breathlessness that seems to always be associated with attempting to make it past that first mile. I am determined to work through that breathlessness and push myself to run a 5k by the end of the month. Now, that may not seem like a lot to some, but it is a lot to someone who has not run a full mile since high school. I will be keeping you updated on my progress using the fun tech gadgets that Staples sent along including the handy dandy and oh so adorable fit bit. At the end of the month, you’ll even be given the chance to win a fit bit of your very own from Staples! As for now, I’ll be working towards living heart healthy.
Let’s get active!