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My journey as a writer began as a child, but my first published book came as a result of my ovarian cancer diagnosis. The title is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received three awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


                    February is heart month...is your heart healthy?

I. Choose a healthy eating plan: low saturated fat, low trans fat, low salt
                                                    eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
                                                    fiber-rich grains
                                                    fish and lean meat

II. Be physically active: exercise at least 2-1/2 hours a week of moderate intensity
                                       do aerobic AND muscle building exercises

III. Learn the warning signs of a stroke or a heart attack.

***Know your family history.
***Keep your blood pressure in normal range (120/80)
***Keep your cholesterol low and have it checked every year.
                              DO NOT SMOKE.
***Keep your BMI in normal range (18.5-24.9)
***Manage your stress through exercise, meditation, deep breathing, counseling, laughter.

February is our month of celebrating Valentine's Day. Send love out to others and love yourself. Find your inner peace, know the purpose of your life, wear a smile, and know that laughter is the best medicine.

                                       Any of these can be gifts for your loved one.
                                                         A box of candy...
                                                         A bouquet of flowers...
                                                         A special dinner out...
                                                         A gift of jewelry...

                                   Any of the following gifts for both of you:

                                Gift certificate to a gym or local YMCA...
                                                        for a massage once a month...
                                                        a weekend get away...
                                                        a marriage enrichment retreat...
                                                        joining a healthy cooking class...
                                                        taking a yoga or tai chi class...
                                                        spending an evening without tv, phones, iPads, etc.

I LOVE my husband, family and myself enough to do any or all of these things so my HEART IS HEALTHY AND HAPPY.
                                                            How about you?

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