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Heart Health Awareness Month is almost over, and we've really been in the spirit here at Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry! We've been promoting heart health all month long:
We started (and are still going strong with) our first-ever Lauren's Hope Health Challenge, inviting our team and all of you to make just one change toward better health for the month of February and hopefully beyond!
This week, we'd like to keep it going by talking about one of our favorite activities: relaxing! Taking time to relax and de-stress, and learning to manage stress in a healthy way, can all help contribute to better heart health. This is because unmanaged, long-term stress is detrimental to overall health in and of itself. Plus, when we are exceedingly stressed, we tend to skip workouts, overeat, eat "comfort foods" or convenience foods, get less rest than we should, and all of this can lead to health problems that are bad for your heart.*
So, how do I enter?
This week, all you have to do to enter Free Stuff Friday is leave a comment below telling us how you manage your stress or how you like to relax. Easy! Alternatively, or for an extra entry, please leave us a testimonial we may use here on the blog or over on our website letting us know what you think about Lauren's Hope and/or our products! We would love to hear your thoughts!
What will I win?
Have you guessed yet? After all, we're talking about being calm and relaxed, right? So this week, we're giving away TWO custom-engraved medical ID bracelets: Keep Calm & Carry On!
We'll pick two winners, each of whom can choose either bracelet, which we will custom size and engrave, and then ship to you for free! Our usual boring rules and regulations apply. Other than that, have fun!
To find out if you won, please check the very bottom of this post on Monday! That's where we list the winners! We'll post a reminder to check over on our Facebook page, so be sure you're following us there! Good luck!
(As always, we're not doctors and we are not dispensing medical advice. If you have questions about your heart health, please consult your physician.)
AND WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES! CARA AND JOYCE, YOU'VE EACH WON YOUR CHOICE OF A KEEP CALM OR A CARRY ON MEDICAL ID BRACELET FROM LAUREN'S HOPE! WE WILL CUSTOM ENGRAVE AND SHIP YOUR BRACELET FOR FREE! PLEASE EMAIL TARA@LAURENSHOPE.COM TO CLAIM YOU PRIZE WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS. READ THEIR DESTRESSING TIPS BELOW!
Cara (Psalm123@XXXXXXX) said...
Living on a budget, I have chosen consistently for several years now, to pick one room in the house that I can use as my own private sanctuary. I am a bath girl, so for me, I have chosen the bathroom. I saved my pennies, and invested in those big white fluffy towels and a fuzzy bathrobe. I splurge on candles, and yummy soaps/lotions. I have hung photos on the walls of beaches, clouds, beautiful outdoor scenes. Since bath salts can get expensive, I have learned to make my own with Epsom salts and infused oils, like rosemary, eucalyptus. Sometimes if I am feeling super extravagant, I will add a few sprigs of fresh rosemary or other herbs from my garden. In the summer, a handful of rose petals floating in the tub makes you feel like you are at a high end spa. It is my special place, and I scrimp and save elsewhere because I enjoy my baths so much! It is a great way to wind down after a long day, and many of the bath salts are geared towards removing toxins & or promoting relaxation. I have turned the whole thing in to a ritual of sorts. I get the bath ready, and light all my candles. Then I pick out some music, other times I will read. I bring a nice cup of tea with me, and for those 45-60 mins, the whole world and all it's stressors, fade into the background. In the past, when I have had a small or no tub at all? I chose other spots to make as my sacred spot. Once again, going all out, on a budget of course (it can be done) to make "that spot" special, luxurious and all my own. Wether it was a prayer corner, with fluffy pillows and hanging prisms to reflect the light? Or a big fluffy duvet, with throw pillows that made me feel like I was crawling into bed at a five star hotel. Having a space that is designated as your special spot, over time it becomes relaxing as soon as you go there, as the mind begins to associate the feelings of calm and peace with the location.
Joyce Zaleski (joycez@XXXXXXXXX) said...
How I relax is watching my beautiful granddaughter so my daughter can work. It's amazing how children can make you feel relaxed by looking at the world through their eyes and their perspective of innocence is all I need! :)
Didn't win this time? Not to worry! We'll do it again soon. And, just for following us on Facebook, and you can use our 10% off "FAN" coupon code on your next order! Enjoy!