The human heart has always been a source of feelings and emotions, a muse for artists and authors, a subject for science and research, a topic for tables and tea parties, a scapegoat for wild decisions and an elusive desire for many looking for something the heart cannot give.
The heart is also a profoundly engineered muscle, machine and workhorse pumping 2,000 gallons of blood daily, sending life blood to the tips of your toes and the height of your head.
So why am I trying to wax eloquently about this fist sized organ in your body? Because if you really, truly, deeply understand the marvel of the human heart, appreciated the technical intricacies of the heart functions and valued the purpose and perspective your heart gives you….I undoubtedly believe that you would be more motivated, more capable and more interested in treating your heart (the muscle, valves, the blood vessels surrounding it and the hormones/emotions that it affects) with pride, value, care, priority and smartness.
February is American Heart Health Month and Friday, February 7 is Go Red for Women’s Heart Health Day. Before I bop you over the head with more statistics, stories, tips and youshoulddothis talk, let me give you time to really think about why your heart is important to your body, your health, your lifestyle, your emotions, your relationships and your life.
I want to equip you with all the relevant information, recipes and tools to help you improve your heart health and decrease your risks, but please start by realizing deep down how your actions, your stress level, your meal choices, your fitness capacity and mindset affect this organ. And then consider (and actually let your brain mull this over) why those connections and influencers to your heart are important to you.
Remember to Go Red this Friday, February 7 and post your picture to our Facebook page for a chance to win a free 30 minute massage. Check back on the blog during February for more information and stories about decreasing your risk for heart disease and how to take care of your heart.
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
~e. e. cummings