Hi All! I hope you are all having a nice week! I am almost through Week 1 of my 10-Week Challenge! Week 2 starts Saturday, 4/15!
During Week 2, I will also make 1 blog post and re-start my focus on food tracking & intake, aiming for Blue Dots 5 out of 7 days. Blue Dots are a Weight Watchers thing. You get a Blue Dot for eating in a healthy range.
I would love to hear from you. Are you making steps towards you long term goals by making small changes?
Happy Wednesday! We made it halfway through another work week and to another Wellness Wednesday dedicated to Heart Health.
This month Bravera Hospital is doing a 28 day heart challenge. You can sign up for daily emails here and catch up on missed challenges here.
The Day 3 challenge was to Step Up and Get Exercising. Per the article walking 20 minutes a day for 15 weeks can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Are you a walker or a step counter? I aim for at least 5,000 steps a day and a few weeks back started walking 20 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Share your step goal or exercise routine with us as well as anything esle you are doing this month for Heart Health.
I hope everyone is having a Fabulous Thursday and a wonderful week so far!
For our first Throwback Thursday – Black History Month Edition I enlisted my husband to pick the historical person or event. Since it is also Heart Health Month he picked………
Daniel Hale was the son of a Barber, the fifth of seven children, and started his young adult life as a Shoemaker. He soon realized that he aspired for more. He went to medical school and then joined a private practice. He believed that Chicago should and could have a hospital open to all with both black and white doctors, staff, and students. On May 4, 1891, he achieved this with the first Black Owned hospital, Provident.
In 1893 a young man with a stab wound was brought in. Dr. Hale realized that the wound was fatal. He created a small door through the ribs and found a gash on an artery as well as one on the heart itself. He sutured the artery and then used forceps to hold the gash on the heart closed while he sewed it shut. The patient was able to leave the hospital in less than 2 months and lived for many more years, thanks to Dr. Hale’s quick thinking and willingness to try something new.
Dr. Daniel Hale had many more achievements after this and continued to help advance the medical community, for all races.
Knowledge is power and with togetherness we find strength.
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