Post Shredded Wheat provided complimentary products for my participation in this article, all opinions 100% my own
My husband has a very inspirational grandfather. I believe he just turned 85 years old but the man is so active you wouldn’t even know. He bike rides over 5 miles per day, hikes in the woods and on trails, does all the work on his home, gardens, swims and the list goes on. He truly is my inspiration and I hope that when I become a senior I’ll be active and healthy, just like him!
Did you know that February is Heart Health Month? I cannot stress enough to take good care of yourself because according to the CDC about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack every year, about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year and it is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
I realized a few years ago at the young age of 30 that I had to start taking better care of myself. I already had high cholesterol, never exercised, ate everything but healthy and was a smoker. It was time to change, so I didn’t become a statistic.
One of the best things you can do to keep your heart healthy is through a healthy diet and regular exercise, and for seniors over 50 like my husband’s grandfather, Post Shredded Wheat is saying “Game On” to the National Senior Games, to go extreme in 2014. The National Senior Games is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic competition for adults over 50!
Now until 2/24/14, postshreddedwheatgames.com is challenging the National Senior Games Association to add a more extreme sport to the competition. And they need OUR help in voting for which sport we would like to see in the 2015 National Senior Games. Sports include:
- Power Walking
But that is not all. Know someone over 50 that would like to participate in a senior games competition? Apply to become a member because Post Shredded Wheat will give 20 lucky winners the opportunity to compete. In addition to the grant they’ll receive sports gear and a month’s supply of Post Shredded Wheat…a prize worth over $250!
Remember, diet and exercises is the best you can do to keep your heart healthy, and Post Shredded Wheat is a great food to keep your heart healthy. There are 4 delicious flavors; original spoon size, original big biscuit, spoon size honey nut and spoon size Wheat’n Bran. Post Shredded Wheat incorporates whole grain wheat making this cereal recommended by 9 out of 10 physicians (based on a survey) to reduce the risk of heart disease!