Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US?
Each year, 25% of all deaths are because of heart disease. While that might be scary, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure your heart is healthy! All your heart needs is a little TLC.
T – Take the time to watch what you’re eating. You should avoid foods that are high in trans fat and saturated fat. Instead, eat foods that are rich in fiber like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
L – Limit your salt intake by using spices to season your food. Seasoning adds a lot of flavor without the harmful effects of high sodium (salt) content.
C – Cardio. The best defense against heart disease is regular physical activity. Thirty (30) minutes of moderately intense physical activity (ex. brisk walking or jogging) at least three (3) days a week is highly recommended. This is a great way to keep your heart, mind, and soul feeling great.
“Put a little love in your heart…And the world will be a better place” – Jackie DeShannon
“Take a pinch instead of a puff”. Does that saying sound familiar???
Smokeless tobacco products like chew, dip, snuff, and snus, are not safer than traditional cigarettes. In fact, these products have up to 7x the amount of nicotine compared to cigarettes. This means smokeless tobacco can be as addicting, if not more addicting than cigarettes. Some well-known effects of chewing or dipping are oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and tooth/gum loss.
Did you know heart attack, stroke, pancreatic cancer, and bladder cancer are side effects too?
Most people don’t! That is why Tobacco Free Florida is observing Through With Chew Week from February 16 to 22. In Hillsborough County, the Tobacco Free Partnership of Hillsborough County will be educating Plant City residents about the benefits of avoiding smokeless tobacco on February 21. Many rural areas like Plant City can benefit from this type of activity due to a higher rate of smokeless tobacco use, in comparison to urban settings.*
Are you a current user and interested in beginning your journey to a tobacco-free life? There is free help out there!
- Call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help assess a user’s addiction and help create a personalized quit plan.
- Enroll in the Web Coach®, which will help to create a web-based quit plan unique to each individual user, visit https://www.quitnow.net/florida.
- Sign up for tobacco cessation group classes at your local Area Health Education Center (AHEC) by calling (813) 929-1009 or by visiting gnahec.org.
- Interested in setting up a personalized tobacco cessation class at your work site, community-based organization, or faith-based organization? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In August 2013, I was given a vision to start a company. However, it didn’t come in the form of a “typical” vision so I didn’t see it as one. As time went on, I continued to receive confirmation in a variety of ways that this needed to happen. Therefore, I formed Valet de Chambre, LLC, a health education consulting firm, to make this vision a reality. The formula is actually quite simple. Diagnosis X was the driving force behind this company, Treatment Y helped to create the blueprint for its future, and Result Z gave a new meaning to the term SURVIVOR. This formula is the key to improving the quality of health in our community and creating more
Valet de Chambre, LLC.
“Health Education Consultants At Your Service”