September 19th National Dance Day

There are few things you can do to get better health results than dancing. It’s fun, gets one up and moving and even helps with mental outlook. The problem for me is, I use to be in bands that played at clubs and watched people dance, realizing just how bad they could be… I made up my mind not to look the fool. (Though I do anyway) Today was created by Nigel Lythgoe of the American Dance Movement in 2010. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes sponsored a Congressional Resolution in support of the health benefits. It use to come at the end of July but was moved to September at the request of the American Heart Association to promote the Kid’s Heart Challenge I am guessing through the school system.

How to celebrate – Get out there and dance. Take dance lessons. Create your own dance steps.

September 29th World Heart Day

September 29th World Heart Day

Today we celebrate one of those organs we just can’t live without. It’s time, if you haven’t already started, to learn how to take care of your heart. It does not do well with smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, air pollution, Chagas Disease or cardiac amyloidosis. Exercise, proper diet and conditioning are among those things that can help your heart keep working. It seems appropriate to me that the heart is associated with love since if you don’t have a heart, you aren’t going to love anyone for very long. Today was created by the World Heart Federation.

How to celebrate – Take care of your heart. Find out what foods you can eat that help your heart. Remember your heart doesn’t really belong to daddy.