Archives for July 2010

Small Wins

Winning the little battles against heart disease and obesity makes it easier to win the war.  Start fighting now.   - Keith … [Read more...]

Take 5 for Your Heart and Make it 20

5 turns into 10.  15 into 20.  For many of us, the hardest part about exercising is just getting started.  When I exercise it seems if I commit to 30 minutes of cardio it turns into 45-60 minutes.  When I started exercising regularly, a commitment of 5 minutes turned to 10 then to 20 and so on.  So just commit to 5 minutes of exercise or activity and watch it grow.  So “take 5” and get healthier.  … [Read more...]

Join Our HeartWalk Team as a Virtual Walker or Donate

Feel free to join Team "Outrunning My Shadow" as a virtual walker or please donate and join the fight to erase heart disease, stroke, and obesity. … [Read more...]

3 Years Ago on July 6, 2007

The cardiologist put the catheter in my leg and moved it towards my heart.  After injecting the dye, I remember his words of concern as if they were yesterday.  He said, “Keith, this is not good.  You have 3 completely occluded arteries.  I’m going to talk to your sister.”  That was July 6th 2007. On this day I found out that I needed open-heart surgery to save my life.  - Keith … [Read more...]

Excuses Be Gone

I know all the excuses we give ourselves not to exercise.  I was the king of excuses. I think I’ve used most of them.  It wasn’t until I realized that in the time it took me think of the excuse, I could’ve put on my sneakers and started to exercise.   Excuses don’t help your heart—action does. - Keith … [Read more...]

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