Friday, February 15, 2013

Learn More About Heart Health and Join the #QuakerHearts Twitter Party

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Heart health is fundamental to our well being. It should be something we think about in our daily lives, but with our busy lifestyles, that's certainly not the case for most of us. Well February is American Heart Month, so now is the time to start thinking and taking action to keep our hearts healthy.

Did you know that women can have heart attacks too? That's right ladies, we certainly can and sadly, it's the number 1 killer of women! I know it's such a scary thought and because we're always so busy taking care of our families, we often ignore the signs and brush them off as stress or not feeling well. Some of those signs include:
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Jaw Pain
  • Pressure
Us women need to learn to think and worry about ourselves more. I know, it's easier said than done. I'm guilty of it too. I always put everyone else before myself. But we need to take action, empower and educate our fellow mothers, sisters and friends. Smoking, stress and being overweight heavily increase our risk of heart attack, but an otherwise healthy person can have one too.

My Grandma had several and I will never forget that first time. I had to have been about 9 years old when we found out about the first heart attack. We rushed to Indiana two states away to get to the hospital. My Grandma ended up having Open Heart Bypass Surgery and my mom donated blood for her transfusion, potentially saving her life.


We can take simple steps like eating right to take action now and care for the health of our hearts. Quaker is teaming up with Fabio Viviani, Top Chef fan favorite during American Heart Month to empower women across the nation to take simple actions like starting their day with a hot heart healthy breakfast such as Quaker Oats.


Check out Quaker's Epic Hot Breakfast Video with Fabio Viviani below. If his sexy voice and eyes aren't enough to empower you, then girlfriend, I don't know what is!


You can enter an an awesome sweepstakes where one lucky lady {or man} will win a trip including an amazing spa treatment and dinner at Siena Tavern in Chicago! 15 lucky winners will also receive an Ultimate Hot Breakfast prize pack including Quaker Oats and autographed stuff from Fabio Viviani! Entering is easy, just watch the Quaker's Epic Hot Breakfast Video with Fabio Viviani and share it on Twitter using the hashtag #QuakerLove between now and February 28th!

Of course there's more. There always is! Join @ResourcefulMom and @Quaker along with celebrity guest @FabioViviani for the #QuakerHearts Twitter Party on February 19 at 8:00pm ET. They'll be sharing about heart health and simple steps that you can take to keep your heart healthy. Of course there will be prizes too! During the hour long party they will be giving away (4) $50 Visa gift cards! RSVP for the #QuakerHearts Twitter Party here.

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7 comments:

  1. My kids love oatmeal. Their favorite is brown sugar and cinnamon. It's such a quick and easy breakfast too.

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  2. I really like the perfect portions. Anything pre portioned out is a huge helper in my day.

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  3. We do love the quaker oatmeal.

    I agree that we do leave ourselves for last, but we have to seek health to be around to help our love ones.

    And the symptoms are so easy to miss on this heart issue. Wow.

    Thanks for the information!

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  4. You had me at twitter party and Fabio! We are big oatmeal eaters here, even in the summer. We'll see you at the party!

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  5. I have not seen those perfect portions... what a great idea... thanks for bringing them to my attention.

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  6. My kids and husband eat oatmeal regularly but I have never been a fan. I more stick to granular bars and definitely agree eating healthy will help to preserve life.
    Thanks for sharing.

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