Valentine’s Day ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Healthy Heart Month 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Don’t forget your heart is important emotionally, physically and spiritually.
“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” ( body, soul and spirit) Proverbs 4:23 NKJV
Today is Valentine’s Day and around the world people show and appreciate love to the special person in their lives. Although some people go overboard I think it’s appropriate to let your loved one know you appreciate them. Emotionally expressing love releases good chemicals called endorphins which make you happy and decrease pain. Expressing gratitude as we shared last month has many benefits 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. So go ahead and show or send some love 💕 💕 to someone even if you don’t have a special person like a spouse, fiancé or girlfriend. Ladies you can do the same. It’s also an opportunity to teach your children about real love.
February is Heart month. Your Physical heart ❤️ is the most important organ in your body and we have to make sure we take care of it. There are many conditions and diseases that can affect it. Fortunately some are preventable and that is what we must each pay attention to. Some common conditions are:
1. Hypertensive heart disease
2. Heart Failure
3. Coronary Heart Disease
4. Heart Attack
5. Irregular heart beat conditions
Heart and blood vessels diseases are the # one cause of death in most countries including limited resource countries.
Risk factors for heart diseases specifically heart attacks, are:
•hardening of the arteries ( atherosclerosis)
•obesity in mid portion of abdomen
•lack of exercise
•family history of premature heart death (death due to heart Dx at age <45 yr
We can reduce our individual risk by doing some things:
•Eat healthy and watch portion size on your plate
•More fruits and veggies and less of “ white “ carbs.- white rice, bread, pasta sugar
•Exercise at least 3 days a week. Cheapest one is walking 🚶🏿♀️ 🚶🏿♂️ 🚶🏾
•Control BP. With medicines, healthy diet
•Control Blood sugar if diabetic
•Take YOUR MEDICINES (don’t ran out)
•Decrease stress in your life
•Socialize BUT responsibly (COVID so does not have to be physical)
Stop smoking if you do
Alcohol in moderation if you drink
Spiritually we have hearts 💕 😍😍😍
God is the greatest lover of us all. He is our greatest Valentine. “For God so Loved the World that He gave.— “John 3 v16. Just like we accept gifts from loved ones may we be Quick to accept the greatest Valentine gift from God, Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. This Valentine day is a great day to invite Him into your ❤️.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”
John 1:12 NKJV
Dr. Barbara Entsuah.
# Love God, Love your Heart
#Happy Valentine, Healthy Heart. ❤️❤️
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