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NATIONAL DONOR DAY

While everyone else is engaged in Valentines Day, at Waxuality we are focusing on National Donor Day.

National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers partner with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many nonprofit health organizations.  Today, nearly 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and countless others are in need of cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood and platelet donation. 

Did you know? Just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save or heal more than 75 lives through eye and tissue donation.

For more information and/or to register as a donor: https://www.organdonor.gov/register.html

 

EAT ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST DAY

Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day is officially celebrated on the first Saturday of February. The holiday is often explained very simply:

1. Eat ice cream

2. For breakfast

Per our source Wikipedia, in the 1960's, Florence Rappaport was trying to entertain her six complaining kids on a cold, snowy day.  Out of ideas, she allowed them to eat ice cream for breakfast.  The next year, her children reminded her of that day and a tradition was born.  So, in honor of Ms. Florence and her six complaining children:

1. Eat ice cream

2. For breakfast

 

February is National Heart Month!

Pay extra attention to your heart health this month.  According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.  Some things to do this month (if you haven't already) are:

  • Schedule a visit with you doctor specifically to talk about your hearts health.

  • Add exercise to your daily routine (after consulting with a doctor first, of course)

  • Eat out less; cook heart healthy meals at home

  • If you've been prescribed medication by your doctor, please take as prescribed

  • Quit Smoking

Here are a few links that will get you on the road to a healthy heart.

Worried about your blood pressure? Here are some questions you can ask your doctor during your next visit:  http://1.usa.gov/1wGp3ta

Find out what you can do today to lower your risk for heart disease: http://1.usa.gov/13d8oBq

Planning a grocery store trip this weekend? Eat heart healthy by choosing foods that are low in sodium (salt). http://1.usa.gov/zIGWmf

Did you know? Your heart age can be older than your actual age. Take the heart age quiz to learn yours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvOU4Do4xZ8