Archives for November 2012

“One out of two of you women will be impacted by cardiovascular disease in your lifetime. It is the leading killer of women and closely held secret, for reasons I don’t know.” This is a great TedTalk at TedX Women by Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, titled “The single biggest health threat women face.” What […]

Tonight was my first official appearance as the Go Red for Women spokeswoman for 2013 — a kickoff event for Minnesota’s 10th year of Go Red. The event was fun, and my remarks went well, but I was surprised at how nervous I was. I should not have been — every face I could see […]

I don’t think it is possible for me to love this more. The cast of the West Wing puts its considerable appeal behind the best thing you can do for your health: walk. Watch, laugh, reminisce about the West Wing, learn more at Every Body Walk, and then take the pledge to walk! Walk & […]

Last year after I finished cardiac rehab, I joined the hospital-affiliated gym and signed myself up for personal training. I knew from rehab that the accountability that having a training appointment scheduled would provide was crucial. I worked with Stephanie and Laurie for six months, then just Stephanie over the summer. I loved going to […]

I don’t really get the zombie thing. Why is it so popular? Someone tell me sometime. But kudos to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada for using what will likely get a lot of attention to teach people how to do hands-only CPR. And on Halloween no less. Whatever works, right? Watch if you […]