Archives for June 2010

It’s About You

“Life is too short and your Heart Health is too important to worry about nonsense from others.  Remember its none of your business what others think about you. Instead, use that energy to improve your own health and wellness.” – Keith … [Read more...]

Never a Burden

“Eating healthier, becoming more active, and taking care of your heart should never be a burden or feel like one.  It’s an opportunity to live happier, healthier, stronger and longer.” - Keith … [Read more...]

Because You Asked

“Know your numbers and take action to improve them no matter how good or bad they may be. I have been asked how my numbers compare to when I had my heart attack. My numbers in a snapshot-- April 12 2007 Total Cholesterol-300, LDL-245, HDL-33, Triglycerides-250, Ratio-9.09, June 23 2010 Total Cholesterol-110, LDL-56, HDL-41, Triglycerides-67, Ratio-2.68“ - Keith … [Read more...]

A Risk Factor You Can Reduce

“I was recently asked what my Triglycerides were before my heart attack and what are they now.  In April 2007 my Triglycerides were at 250, which is considered very high.  My levels now maintain around 67 and have been as low as 56.  Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood.  High Triglycerides can increase your risk of heart disease.  Lifestyle change and diet directly affect your … [Read more...]

Click Your Heals and Make a Change

“I may have lost a battle or two with heart disease and obesity in my past.  But now I’m confident I’m winning the war.  If Dorothy had the power to go home all along by clicking her heals, then why would we think we couldn’t make a small change by clicking ours? Each of us has the innate ability to make small shifts, small changes if you will, to positively impact our lives.” - Keith … [Read more...]

This Video Could Save A Life – Hands Only CPR – Be Prepared

Hands Only CPR. Take the time to visit the link at the bottom of this article and watch the video.  Share the video with people you know.  It may be you who must act. This is re-published from the AHA website - Keith CPR. A lifesaving action. When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately, less than … [Read more...]

What’s The Best Exercise?

“The best exercise is the exercise/activity that you can and will do.  Forget the excuses and find something that you have fun doing. It should be fun and not an exercise/activity that you hate to do.  Your endurance and momentum will build quickly.  It’s much easier to make something fun part of a regular routine.” - Keith … [Read more...]

Health Is Good

“The side effects from being healthier and fit are the least of your problems.”  My answer to an interviewers question about any problems I’ve encountered from losing over 200 pounds. - Keith … [Read more...]

It’s Just Routine

"The big thing about a routine is that you get used to doing it and it then feels strange when you don't do it.  Shifting your thinking just a little is what it takes.  I used to have a routine of eating toxic fast food and sedentary couch sitting.  I changed my routine and gained momentum by making small changes.  I believe that it’s innate in all of us to do the same.  The first step is what it … [Read more...]

Skinny Scoopers Success Story Keith Ahrens added me to their website.  Thanks so much for the exposure Skinny Scoopers:) Skinny Scoopers Success Story Keith Ahrens … [Read more...]

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