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Monday, January 30, 2012

Show Me Your Red

 This Contest is Closed

Starting today and continuing through the entire month of February I will be focusing on "Women's Heart Health".  I have been a strong supporter of Women's Heart Health for many years. Heart disease kills more women every day then breast cancer. Although there has been a tremendous upsurge in recognizing and treating heart disease in women, it is still a frequently overlooked and misdiagnosed. It is the responsibility of each of us to be aware of causative factors, recognize symptoms and to direct our own heart smart attitude. We should never let a Dr. dismiss it lightly as indigestion, reflux, gastritis, etc., without performing some diagnostic testing.  We have to stand firm and be sure the Dr. really hears what we are saying and that he/she takes the appropriate actions to  diagnose symptoms quickly and start an appropriate care regime. I believe any woman over the age of 30 should take a Baby Aspirin each day unless your health care provider tells you not to or if you are allergic to Aspirin.  This is something you should each address with your Dr..  My father and my husband both diverted a full blown heart attack simply by chewing 2 regular Bayer Aspirins and seeking immediate medical attention when they both experienced "heart pain".
This is the kick off of my "Women's Heart Health" series and each day you will find links, information and encouragement to take care of yourself and know the symptoms.

Oh yes, there will be a giveaway each week through the last week in February.  This week, through the sponsorship and generosity of Martingale and Company, I will be giving away the book "Red, White, and Sometimes Blue"   Classics from McCall's Quilting.

A sneak peek at one item in the book!  Gorgeous

Two Mandatory Entries:
1.  Leave a comment telling me one thing you do to keep "a healthy heart". 
2.  Follow Martingale and Company on Facebook and leave them a note that you are being "Heart Smart" and that I sent you. (even is you already follow them, leave the comment) then link the comment back here in the comments.

Extra Entries:
Follow my blog The Learning Curve and comment here that you are a new follower or if you are already a follower.
Follow me on Twitter and comment here
Follow me on Pinterest   and comment here
Follow me on Facebook and comment here
Display this button on your blog   (copy/paste picture) and comment that you did (I'll be hunting for these)
Giveaway ends Sunday night February 5th at around 9:00 pm CST.  

Have a happy heart day!  Tune in tomorrow for more facts on "healthy heart living" and links to interesting articles, some stats, oh well just sign in to see what I have to say!  Also there will be random giveaways throughout my promotion.
Good luck peeps!!!

Jeanne


75 comments:

  1. To keep a healthy heart, I try to eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as I can, versus canned, frozen, or processed stuff.

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  2. I do my best to make it to the gym. Right now I'm training for my first triathlon! <3

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  3. I posted a recommendation for Martingale, I love their books!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  4. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  5. TRY TO EXERCISE EACH DAY!
    IT'S A HARD THING FOR ME-RATHER BE QUILTING!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  6. I try to keep a healthy heart by getting 30 minutes of cardio five times per week. So far so good!

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  7. I follow Martingale and Company on facebook. I left them a comment telling them that you sent me and that I am being heart smart. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

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  8. I am a regular follower of The Learning Curve.

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  9. I follow you on facebook (Kathy Schaller Snider).

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  10. I follow you on Twitter (KShahann).

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  11. I added the picture of the red dress (Set your Heart on Health) to today's blog post. Check it out at:

    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-color-order-hst-block-january.html

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  12. I try to eat 5 fruits and vegs a day for a healthier heart. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  13. I follow Martingale and Company on FB. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. ...and I left a comment on FB that you sent me. Thanks again.

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  14. I sent a friend request to you on FB. Thanks!

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  15. I am a new follower on Pinterest, also. Thanks again.

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  16. i have my fresh fruit and veggies servings daily and include an omega3 fish oil capsule twice a day as part of heart healthy routine.

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  17. I follow you on Twitter, too! Thanks.

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  18. i'm a follower/fan of martingale and left them a comment on this post:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martingale-CompanyThat-Patchwork-Place/152642589656

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  19. i'm a follower of this blog of yours :)

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  20. To keep a healthy heart I try to eat whole grains (especially oatmeal) to help reduce cholesterol. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  21. I am already a follower of The Learning Curve.

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  22. I added the picture to my blog:

    http://maxinegiveaways.blogspot.com/2012/01/jennifers-sometimes-creative-life.html

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  23. I love fresh fruit & veggies and run or bike 3 ore more times a week!

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  24. Liked Martingale on fb
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Martingale-CompanyThat-Patchwork-Place/152642589656

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  25. It is so nice to see you all here again!!!

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  26. To look after my heart I eat healthy and exercise. I also try to find joy in every day as happiness releases the good stuff that keeps the body healthy!

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  27. I get a physical once a year and eat a lot of oatmeal to keep my cholesterol under control

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  28. I try and do my exercise workout everyday! thanks!

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  29. I exercise three days a week to keep my heart healthy.

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  30. I'm a follower of your blog already. :-)

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  31. I sent you a friend request on Facebook.

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  32. I am working on doing 1 hour of cardio 3 times a week

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  33. Im a friend of yours on FB already

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  34. Liked martingale already too but I left a heart smart comment here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150825526544657.506565.152642589656&type=1

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  35. I cut down on fats, lower fat cheese, cook with olive oils, etc etc reduce my red meat intake, try to take more exercise and have cut down on my salt :O)

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  36. I'm an old follower of your blog :)

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  37. oh and i've put a button on my blog http://pippaspatch.blogspot.com/

    See how much I want to win *grin*

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  38. If you really want a healthy heart then you should read "Protein Power" by Dr Michael Eades and take to heart why increased protein and decreased starches are really the way to stay healthy instead of drugs.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(at hotmail....cm

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  39. I Like Martingale and Company on Facebook
    Commented on this link
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150821764539657&set=a.178608354656.151363.152642589656&type=1

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  40. WoW! What a Beautiful heart quilt pictured above. One of the things I do to remain Heart Healthy is to take my high blood pressure medicine regularly. This was the first thing that popped into my head.

    Thank you and Martingale & Company for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I used olive oil instead of peanut oil for cooking and also eat more vege and fruits :)

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  42. I left a comment on their page and liked them as well.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150825528474657&set=a.10150825526544657.506565.152642589656&type=1&ref=nf

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  43. I try hard to eat fresh balanced meals. =) And LOTS of whole grain.

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  44. I went over to FB and liked Martingale, but it wont let me post on their wall. =( Stinkin technology!!

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  45. I gladly follow your blog!! And LOVE the red background!!

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  47. I have taken up walking twice a day, Usally 30 to 45 mins each. I also eat alot more veggies and fruit.I also follow you on twitter.

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  48. Thanks for focusing on this important issue. My mother died of sudden cardiac arrest, so I take it very seriously.

    In my day-to-day life, I am especially careful with my diet, trying to reduce my risk of coronary artery disease.

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    1. I forgot to mention that although I don't participate in Facebook, I went to the Martingale website and sent them a message thanking them for supporting your Heart Smart blog campaign.

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  49. I take fish oil supplements and use olive oil for frying.

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  50. I follow Martingale on FB and left a comment. But I don't know how to give you a link for my comment. :( Hope that's okay...

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  51. Already a follower of your blog. :)

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  52. Now following you on Twitter. @birdie00000

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  53. I put the heart health picture on my blog: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/

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  54. I try and keep my heart healthy by eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily.

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  55. I have asked to be your friend on Facebook

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