Archives for February 2011

Our Hearts Were Heard – Video

Nevada Heart & Stroke Day was held at the Nevada State Legislature and Capitol. I bought my flip cam and shot some video and put together a short trailer on YouTube. Click here  to watch the YouTube video The American Heart Association coordinated the event. Advocates from many different fields advocated legislative action to the Governors office, our State Senators, and … [Read more...]

A Kids Heart… Oh Yeah, It’s Big!

On Saturday I’ll be walking in the Children’s Heart Foundation Heart Walk in Las Vegas for kids born with congenital heart defects. This foundation does some great work to help the children and families effected by and living with Heart Disease. When I meet children survivors, it really hits your heart, both literally and figuratively.  These are amazing children who I admire for their … [Read more...]

Book Signing and Party

Friday I’ll be attending a private GoRed event for American Heart Month. The event will take place at a residence Las Vegas. I’ll be signing books and talking with the attendees. There will be a Silent Auction, a Zumba class, Heart Healthy Food, Music and other activities. It’s nice to see people take interest and dedicate a “Party Atmosphere” to raise awareness of Heart disease.  The … [Read more...]

Talking To Lawmakers — “Act Now”

On Thursday, February 24, I’ll be going to our State Capitol along with other advocates from the American Heart Association, Health Care Providers, Insurance Companies, the Medical Community and Citizens. We‘ll gather in Carson City, Nevada to celebrate Heart & Stroke and Wear Red Day at the Legislature. Events will be held throughout the day to educate and raise awareness of Heart … [Read more...]

Success Story – Shannon Phillips, “Whatever You Think…You Are!”

Describe your success and what factors led you to change your life? My REAL weight loss journey started in July 2010 when I finally realized I needed to make drastic changes in my life and health! I started the journey @ 309 pounds and to date I have lost 70 so I need to lose 70-80 more at least. I had my doctor do all my blood work. I found my triglycerides to be elevated in the 400's and … [Read more...]

How Hard Is It To Open A Door?

“The hardest thing anyone can do is putting his or her hand on the door handle and opening the front door.  Walking through the door is the second hardest.” I recently spoke to fitness and health professionals and told them just that. It may be intimidating, even frightening for some people to decide to go to a gym for the first time or to go back after a long layoff. I explained how … [Read more...]

But I’m Not Old

I’ve recently taken a few classes at the gym to mix up my workout routine such as Zumba, BodyPump, and Spin. While waiting for one of the classes to start I was able to observe a Silver & Fit class in progress. This class is designed for seniors to enhance their flexibility, weight resistance training and mobility and get some cardio in. They used stretch bands, light-weight medicine … [Read more...]


“We become what our mind says we are! For a moment, a day, a week, or a lifetime.” – Keith Ahrens … [Read more...]

Its None Of Your Business….

I’ve come across a lot of people in the last 2 years that have told me they were concerned about what other people thought of them when they went to a gym or out for a walk or even out in public. These fears arise from the way we look and how “we think” others perceive us. I always say, “Its none of your business what other people think of you.” By this, I mean it’s our life, not theirs. We’re … [Read more...]

Teens/Youth – Fast fact #4

American Heart Month – Fast Facts As we Celebrate and Educate with American Heart Month it’s important to look at some facts and remind ourselves of the work ahead. The American Heart Association shares statistics and facts about Heart Disease and Stroke on their website. From the American Heart Association Fact Sheet Fact Sheet As of April 26, 2010 Teens/Youth • About 5,900 children 18 … [Read more...]

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