Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Love Your Heart Nominations Due March 15
RECOGNIZE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE WITH A
LOVE YOUR HEART AWARD NOMINATION
COVINGTON - Do you know someone who has made changes to improve their health and quality of life? Then nominate them for one of seven Love your Heart Awards, sponsored by St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the American Heart Association.
No change is too small, and every accomplishment is significant. Nominations for the Love Your Heart Awards can be submitted by friends, co-workers or relatives, and individuals can nominate themselves.
The deadline to enter nominations, which can be found online by clicking here, is March 15, and the individuals who have made the most significant changes to their lifestyle will be honored at the Northshore Heart Walk on at 9:30 a.m. March 29. Award winners will be determined by the Northshore Heart Walk Team.
Health Nut Award
This award recognizes an individual who has changed their eating habits to incorporate more fruits and vegetables and less saturated and trans fats. The Health Nut checks food labels and leads his or her family, workplace and community in learning about heart-health and healthy diets.
Gym Rat Award
This award recognizes an individual who, within the past 12 months, has joined a gym and gone at least three times a week for at least 30 minutes per workout. The Gym Rat encourages those around him or her to join a gym and have as much fun working out as he or she does.
Power Walker Award
This award recognizes an individual who have taken up walking as his or her new favorite pastime. The Power Walker walks at least four time a week for at least 30 minutes and encourages others to walk with them, join a walking club or walk on their own.
Versatile Veggie Award
This award recognizes an individual who has found creative ways to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. He or she has increased nutritious foods and decreased unhealthy foods in his or her diet.
H2O Hydration Award
The award recognizes an individual who has increased consumption of water and decreased consumption of coffee, soda and sugary drinks (including sweet tea). He or she reminds others to watch what they eat and drink and stay hydrated during physical activity.
Happy Heart Award
This award recognizes an individual who has incorporated healthy eating habits and increased physically activity into their lifestyles. The Happy Heart is a healthy role model to others, encouraging friends, family and co-workers to become heart-healthy by exercising and choosing healthier foods.
Longer Life Award
This award recognizes an individual who lives the motto “My Heart. My Life.” He or she truly lives out the “2-for-1 Deal” (two hours of life expectancy for every hour of exercise). They incorporate physical activity at home and work, and they encourage employers/employees to take charge of their health and incorporate physical activity and nutritious eating into the corporate culture. They are voice to the community about total heart-health, and their efforts have decreased their risk factors for heart disease and stroke and decreased cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, etc.