ASK MR. PEDOMETER AND FRIENDS…

February 13, 2019

Q:  Mr. Pedometer, is it just a coincidence that the month that includes Valentine’s Day also is American Heart Health Month?  Or was that clever marketing?

A:  You have to admit, the “coincidence” makes it easier to remember!  The Spry Living magazine insert in the East Bay Times offered these three reminders about heart health (which we have paraphrased):

  • KEEP MOVING!-

    You need to be active for at least 30 minutes a day, but it can be divided into three 10-minute sessions, if that fits your schedule better.

  • STAY CALM –

    Reduce your stress level by listening to your favorite music or by chatting with friends. (On Saturday mornings, our walk ‘n’ talk sessions combine these first two tips in a fun way.)

  • SLEEP ENOUGH –American Heart Health Month - Woman Sleeping

    Sleep 7 ¼  hours (or more) every night for the best heart-protecting benefits.

The best Valentine’s Day gift you can give those you care about (and who care about you) is to stay healthy.  That’s why I always encourage you to…

EAT RIGHT,  MOVE MORE,  SLEEP WELL