Archive for February 4th, 2011
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is offering special Valentine’s Day getaway packages, which will be available through the end of February. The “Be My Valentine” package (starting at $229 per night) includes two nights of resort accommodations, one couple’s massage at The Spa at Sawgrass (or two 50-minute signature treatments), and breakfast for two throughout the stay. Hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne will be brought to the room upon arrival. A “One-Night Spa Package” (starting at $310) is also available, which includes one night of luxury accommodations, a couple’s massage (or two 50-minute signature treatments), and breakfast for two. Says Jeff Mayers, general manager of the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, “We have a number of guests who use our resort and spa for special occasions, and we created these special packages to allow them to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique way.”
During the month of February everyone thinks of love, romance, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, but there is another day during the month that is important to the heart. Today, The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day campaign is taking place to raise awareness of heart disease, the number-one killer of women. On this special day people across America will be wearing red to bring the dangers of heart disease in women to light. “Many people still perceive heart disease as a men’s health issue,” says Ballard Smith, MD, cardiologist at Bradenton Cardiology Center in Bradenton, FL. “However, it affects just as many women as men.” Nearly 8 million women in the country live with heart conditions, which is why Dr. Smith recommends regular check ups and encourages women to pay attention to potential symptoms. Smith also advises women to make healthy lifestyle choices such as a low fat and low sodium diet, exercise, and quitting smoking. “What is important is that women take the steps to improve their heart health. Just start with one change and move down the list,” he says.
I am taking this matter to heart by wearing my favorite red dress today, and I hope that everyone will join in the battle to fight heart disease and raise awareness. Wear something red—it could help to save a life.