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February 9, 2014

EXTENSION NEWS: Valentine’s Day means family, friends, love and celebration

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• Hearts need hobbies. Spend time with others enjoying things you love to do whether it is painting, doing crafts, playing golf, or any fun activities. Hobbies keep your heart active and your mind alert.

• Hearts need service. Take time often to do something for some one. Donate your time to helping an elderly neighbor. Spend time helping out at a food pantry or walking someone’s dog.

• Hearts need laughter and fun. Take time several times during the day to have fun. Find laughter in your work, with your family and friends. Read the comics, watch a funny television show, and listen to jokes.

• Hearts need healthy food. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Choose whole grain foods. Limit the sodium and sugar. Choose healthy fats. Eat a variety of foods and drink plenty of water.

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