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What do David Letterman, Burt Reynolds, Reggie Lewis, Barbara Walters, Bill Clinton, Hank Gathers, Toni Braxton, Kelsey Grammar, Dick Cheney, and Bret Michaels all have in common? All of them have or had some form of heart disease.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States? Even if you do not have a personal or family history, it is likely that you will still be impacted in some way by heart disease during your lifetime. Whether it is a friend, a co-worker, a professional athlete, a celebrity, a neighbor, or a loved one, if you don’t already know someone who has been diagnosed, you likely will.  

Mittens holding a heart shaped scoop of fresh fallen snow

The Live Healthy Live Well Team invites you to get “Strong @ Heart” with us this February as we celebrate American Heart Month. You may be thinking, yeah, yeah, yeah, but I don’t want a bunch of medical jargon thrown at me. Great! The Strong @ Heart email challenge will give you some information about heart disease and some tips on how to help you stay healthy, but it will be relatable. You see, many of the writers have personal stories as to why this topic is so important to them.

We know that 2020 was a rollercoaster for most people, and 2021 might feel the same. During the Strong @ Heart challenge, we hope to connect with you on a more personal note about how heart disease has impacted and continues to impact the lives of many of us.

What can you expect? Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from an OSU Extension Professional from February 1, 2021 – March 10, 2021. A few of the topics covered include: prevention, signs and symptoms, sleep, physical activity, dining out, good fats, mindfulness, hobbies and laughter.

Become Strong @ Heart with us! You can register by finding your county link below. If your county is not listed, please use the link for Ohio at the end.

Strong @ Heart photo with red, stitched heart
Ohio CountyRegistration Link
Belmontgo.osu.edu/LHLWBelmont
Brown, Clermont, Hamiltongo.osu.edu/LHLWCincinnati
Butlergo.osu.edu/LHLWButler
Carrollgo.osu.edu/LHLWCarroll
Champaigngo.osu.edu/LHLWChampaign
Clarkgo.osu.edu/LHLWClark
Coshoctongo.osu.edu/LHLWCoshocton
Cuyahogago.osu.edu/LHLWCuyahoga
Darke, Mercer, Preblego.osu.edu/LHLWWest
Fairfield, Hockinggo.osu.edu/LHLWFairfield
Fayettego.osu.edu/LHLWFayette
Franklingo.osu.edu/LHLWFranklin
Fulton, Williams, Defiance, Henry, Pauldinggo.osu.edu/LHLWArea1
Greenego.osu.edu/LHLWGreene
Hardingo.osu.edu/LHLWHardin
Holmesgo.osu.edu/LHLWHolmes
Licking, Knox, Muskingumgo.osu.edu/LHLWLicking
Lucasgo.osu.edu/LHLWLucas
Mahoninggo.osu.edu/LHLWMahoning
Meigsgo.osu.edu/LHLWMeigs
Miamigo.osu.edu/LHLWMiami   
Montgomerygo.osu.edu/LHLWMontgomery
Morrowgo.osu.edu/LHLWMorrow
Noblego.osu.edu/LHLWNoble
Perrygo.osu.edu/LHLWPerry
Pickawaygo.osu.edu/LHLWPickaway
Pikego.osu.edu/LHLWPike
Rossgo.osu.edu/LHLWRoss
Sandusky, Ottawago.osu.edu/LHLWSandusky
Trumbullhttps://go.osu.edu/lhlwtrumbull
Tuscarawasgo.osu.edu/LHLWTuscarawas
Vintongo.osu.edu/LHLWVinton
Washingtongo.osu.edu/LHLWWashington
Warrengo.osu.edu/LHLWWarren
Waynego.osu.edu/LHLWWayne
Woodgo.osu.edu/LHLWWood

Strong @ Heart Ohio link:  https://go.osu.edu/lhlwopen

Writers: Misty Harmon, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Perry County, harmon.416@osu.edu and Patrice Powers-Barker, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Lucas County powers-barker.1@osu.edu

Reviewers: Michelle Treber, Lisa Barlage and Jenny Lobb, Extension Educators, Family and Consumer Sciences

References:

When It Comes to Heart Health, Americans Don’t Know Their Numbers. (2017). Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved 01/22/2021 from https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/2017/02/01/comes-heart-health-americans-dont-know-numbers/

Scammahorn, R. (2021). What does it take to be strong @ heart? Live Healthy, Live Well, Ohio State University Extension. Retrieved 01/22/2021 from https://livehealthyosu.com/2021/01/18/what-does-it-take-to-be-strong-heart/

Heart Snow photo from Pixabay

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Christmas Tree

My Christmas Tree

I love the holiday season. The hustle, the bustle, the decorations and most importantly spending time with my family, friends and loved ones. I enjoy making home decor and gifts for others. But….. sometimes I take on a little more than I should and find myself stressed out. I bet I am not the only one who is over-committed.

It can also be common for our health goals to take a backseat to the celebrations and obligations of the season. Do you want some tips and ideas to relax and enjoy the holidays in a healthier way this year? Join the CALM Down for the Holidays email wellness challenge for healthy living tips and encouragement to help you make the most of this holiday season.

The “CALM Down for the Holidays Challenge is an on-line challenge designed to help you explore ways to simplify the upcoming holiday season. Messages will include tips to help you:

  • Find your Quiet Place
  • Reduce Stress
  • Move More
  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Explore Gratitude
  • Feather Your Nest
  • Eat Healthy Meals
  • Reflect on Wellness/Self Care
  • Simplify Holiday Routine
  • Improve Sleep Habits

Do you need a little extra motivation to help you get started? Are you stressed for time and need ideas to help you fit activity into your day? If so, join me for this Challenge!

Each week you will receive two free e-communications, containing wellness and reflection tips. In addition, a checklist will be available for download to help participants track their progress. Pre- and post- online surveys collect comments to improve future challenges and track participant progress. You will also have access to additional information on Blogs, Facebook and Wellness Text Messages.

Interested in participating in this on-line challenge? 

Sign up by following this link to enroll: http://go.osu.edu/calmpick18You will be enrolled and begin receiving e-communications starting the week of November 19th. While Facebook™ will be utilized; participants only need to have an email address.

Sample of Challenge Check Off

Challenge Check Off

Writer: Michelle Treber, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Ohio State University Extension, Pickaway County, treber.1@osu.edu

Reviewer: Marilyn Rabe, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Ohio State University Extension, Franklin County, rabe.9@osu.edu

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If you haven’t already registered for our Spring Email Wellness Challenge – now is the time!

Who can participate? Any adult wanting to live healthy life with support from Ohio State University Extension.

What is it? A “Spring Clean Your Wellness Routine” email challenge, which provides you with two emails a week on a variety of health topics.

Where? In the convenience of your own home, office, or pocket.

When? March 30 through May 10, 2015

How do I participate? Click on http://go.osu.edu/sp15ross to register.

Why?  We work better together.  Supporting one another in living a healthy lifestyle is a smart and fun thing to do.

Participants will learn about these topics or wellness behaviors:

Vegetables and Fruits—Find ways to eat vegetables and fruits on half your plate.

 Fitness Focus—Ideas to move more.

Roasted Vegetables—Try new recipes for veggies and fruits.

Local Foods—Visit a Farmer’s Market or the local foods section of your store.

Gardening with Herbs—Plant an herb, vegetable or fruit in a container or plot garden.

Seasoning with Herbs—Use herbs instead of salt to season foods.

Stress Relief—Manage stress and maintaining a positive attitude.

Contact: Lisa Barlage, barlage.7@osu.edu for additional information.

The program is funded by Ohio State University Extension and County Commissioners Cooperating.

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Join OSU Extension for the
“Live Healthy Live Well” Fall Wellness Challenge

When: September 9 – October 20, 2013

What does it cost: Nothing – Free!

Who can participate: Any adult with an email account.

What is included: Twice weekly educational messages, tracking log for progress, Facebook account for group interaction, weekly drawings from participants for wellness and fitness prizes.

Why: To improve your overall health and well-being. Past participants report in end of program surveys that 80% have adopted practices to reduce their risk of chronic disease and over 95% have lost or maintained their weight.

How do I sign up? Go to http://go.osu.edu/kickoffpounds and register on line.

Further questions contact us through the link for comments at the bottom of this message.

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