Growing up, I was very close to my grandmother. I called her Granny. We lived next door to her, and I can honestly say that she was my very best friend in the entire world.
One morning, when I was in seventh grade, my Granny went to Heaven. I found her in her living room, where she has passed away the previous night.
My Granny had a host of health issues, including heart problems, lung cancer, and emphysema. Several of these were due to smoking for many, many years, and as a result, I choose to stay far, far away from cigarettes.
I also try and do what I can to try and take care of my heart. After all, I know that heart problems run in my family, and I want to do all that I can to keep them away.
February is actually American Heart Month. Quaker, a well-known and loved brand, has a host of activities and promotions going on to promote heart health. They have teamed up with chef Fabio Viviani to encourage women to take action for their hearts.
I encourage you to watch the short video below, in which Chef Fabio shares some incredibly easy ways that you can promote a healthy heart.
In addition to the Epic Hot Breakfast video above, Quaker is sponsoring the Epic Hot Breakfast Sweepstakes. All you have to do is watch Quaker’s Epic Hot Breakfast video on YouTube.com/Quaker and then share it on Twitter and use hashtag #QuakerLove between February 14 through 28.
At the end of the month, 15 participants will also be chosen at random to receive an “Ultimate Hot Breakfast” prize pack complete with Quaker Oats, signed items from Fabio Viviani, and additional items to help start your day.
I also want to invite you to the Quaker Heart Health twitter party! There will be lots of great conversation about heart health. The party will be hosted by @ResourcefulMom and @FabioViviani will be the celebrity guest! The party is taking place on February 19 from 8pm- 9pm EST. The hashtag is #QuakerHeart. You can RSVP HERE.
Taking care of my heart is very important to me, and I appreciate everything that Quaker is doing to encourage women across the globe to do the same. I hope you'll join me this month in participating in the many things that Quaker is doing to promote a healthy heart.
I encourage you to visit Quaker for more ways to promote a healthy heart, including some heart-friendly recipes you can prepare for your family.
I also invite you to connect with Quaker, so you're always in-the-know about this heart-friendly line of products.
- Visit the Quaker website
- Follow Quaker on twitter
- Like Quaker on Facebook
- Subscribe to the Quaker YouTube Channel
Disclosure: This was a sponsored post written on behalf of Quaker through Global Influence. However, I would never share anything with you that I didn't feel was relevant! All opinions are my own.