• Horizontal Bicep Curls (PDF)
• Shoulder Pumps (PDF)
• Push Ups (PDF)
• Hula Hoop (PDF)
• Do Something Fun (PDF)
• Standing Shin Raise (PDF)
• The Pull Down (PDF)
• Shoulder Rolls (PDF)
• Shoulder Circles (PDF)
• The Transverse Abdominus (PDF)
• Posture (PDF)
• Basic Squat (PDF)
• Basic Calf Raise (PDF)
• Standing Knee Lift (PDF)
• Outer Thigh Lift (PDF)
What’s this all about?
It’s silly to ignore it. We all know about it. It’s right there in front of us!!
All studies about getting - and staying - healthy point to just a small number of simple facts. We need to nourish our bodies better and move more!
Our bodies - especially our hearts - rely on us, and long amounts of time spent sitting still is not what our bodies want. Sedentary lifestyles can be a major health risk!
CAROL For Heart is thrilled to be working with all of you and hope to make a difference in your lives. Some of you may already participate in a fitness program, and you may already choose heart-healthy foods as a regular part of your diet. However, some of you may feel overwhelmed by the thought of adding more activity to your daily schedules, and feel bewildered by what food choices to make. The good news: it doesn’t have to be complicated at all.
Thankfully, the best way to improve the quality of your food choices and to add more activity to your life is to start s-l-o-w-l-y! Making too many lifestyle changes too quickly can lead to confusion and the inability to make these positive changes “stick”. The key to success is to choose ONE thing, either a slight dietary change or a new activity, per week or even per month. Once you are comfortable with that one change, and can easily fit it into your daily life and make it stick, then you can feel confident to add one more thing. Then another the following week or month, then another; the goal is to have adapted to at least 12 healthy new changes to your daily life by the end of a one-year time period.
You do not have to do this alone, we are with you every step of the way!
We will be providing one set of FUN health-improvement ideas every month through Stitch Your Heart Out to help guide you on your way. These efforts will be launching this new program in 2010 beginning with February - Heart Health Month! We wish you all the best of luck for a healthy New Year, and are here to answer all of your heart-health questions.
We started CAROL For Heart because Carol Pawelski died from 30 years of undiagnosed heart disease. She was sick for one week before she died. We didn’t know that she had up to 10 heart attacks over 30 years. How is that possible? How didn't she know? No one ever talked to her about the risk factors for heart disease, and what to do about them. That’s why we are here to help you. We don’t want you to become one of the 1 in 4 women in this country who die from heart disease. Don’t become a heart statistic. With each month's new bits of heart information, recipes and ways to increase your physical activity, you are well on your way to a healthy lifestyle.