You know how some families have an entire list of health issues, while others don’t have a history of any type of illness as far back as their family tree goes? Unfortunately, my family isn’t the latter…
Both sides of my family have a long history of heart disease and I need both hands to count the number of heart attacks, tripe and quadruple bypasses and stints that family members have had in recent years. It’s frightening! As you may know, heart disease is the number one killer of women…that doesn’t bode well for me with a history of heart disease on both sides of my family!
In late 2012, I made a decision to get healthier. I quit smoking, began a diet plan and have begun to exercise. Smoking can increase your likelihood of developing heart disease, so that was the most important thing to tackle!
Now that I have lost weight and am making better choices in my diet, I am researching foods that will are not only low calorie for the sake of my diet, but that have healthy benefits!
That’s where Quaker comes in!
Did you know that February is Heart Health Month? Knowing the importance of a healthy heart, Quaker has teamed up with chef Fabio Viviani to inspire women to take better care of their hearts!
Quaker came up with this Epic Hot Breakfast video starring Fabio in honor of Heart Health Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Fabio appeals to women through comedy – because we all know that the way to get our attention is to make us laugh! Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast video aims to encourage women to take simple steps to help them take care of their hearts. It can be as simple as Fabio’s suggestion to start your day with a hot bowl of Quaker Oats!
Take a look!
The Quaker Epic Hot Breakfast Sweepstakes
Want to win a getaway with a guest, where you will enjoy a spa treatment and dine at Siena Tavern in Chicago?
Of course you do! Just enter Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast Sweepstakes!
To enter the Quaker Epic Hot Breakfast Sweepstakes, just watch Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast video (on YouTube.com/Quaker) now through February 28th, 2013 and share it on Twitter using the #QuakerLove hashtag!
15 participants will also be chosen after February 28th to receive a Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast prize pack, which will include Quaker Oats, signed items from Fabio Viviani himself, and other items to help you begin your day! Sounds fun, right?
Let’s Chat at the Quaker Heart Health Twitter Party!
Don’t miss the Quaker Heart Health Twitter party!
Date February 19th, 2013
Time: 8 to 9 pm (EST)
Hosts: @ResourcefulMom and @FabioViviani
Prizes: 4 – $50 Visa gift cards
You can find out more about Quaker’s American Heart Health Month initiatives by following along on social media!
About the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement has been helping women fight heart disease for over 10 years. While more than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved thanks to the Go Red for Women Movement, Go Red for Women wants to continue to help women by helping them to learn more about the risks of heart disease, take action to reduce their personal risk and find tools to lead a heart healthy life at GoRedForWomen.org!
While this is a sponsored post on behalf of Quaker, all opinions are my own!