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February was American Heart Month, and it’s the perfect time to take a moment out of our hectic lives to think about ourselves. By taking care of ourselves first, we’ll be more available to those we love. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association want to make sure we have more great moments in life. To do that, they want to remind us that we can help improve our heart and brain health by eating more fruits and vegetables, lowering the amount of sodium in our diet, and cutting out sugary beverages. We also need to increase our physical activity and check and control our blood pressure.

Best of all, because moms are the heart of the family, you can share these life-affecting changes with those you love! You’ll find resources for healthy living including healthy recipes, resources and information on maintaining a healthy brain and heart, plus tips and tricks for creating a healthy environment that focuses on for your kids and aging parents as well. also provides the most up-to-date news and information on health subjects including Healthy EatingStress ManagementPhysical ActivityWeight ManagementPreventing Heart Disease at any AgeWorkplace Health, and Healthy Kids. All of these topics can be explored at your leisure, but you can also get healthy living tips for the whole family including healthy recipes, how-to videos, and more by following American Heart Association on Pinterest.

But why focus on your health? Life Is WhyEveryone has a reason for living a healthier, longer life. For me, it’s my granddaughter who’s due mid-March. Now that my children are grown, I’ve missed the pleasure of having kids in my life. I love watching young minds discover new things and can’t wait to spend hours answering the “What’s that?” question that so many parents grow tired of. I need to make healthier choices every day so that I can be here to help her get the most from life.

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I’m going to be the grandmother that says “Yes!” when asked to play, dance, create, explore and more. What is your reason for living a healthier, longer life?

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