Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not give your loved one a personal, practical gift that could save their life? Medical ID jewellery offers protection in case of emergency.
The reverse side of each stylish bracelet or necklace can be engraved with important details about your condition, allergy and/or medication. The front side elegantly displays the widely known medical alert symbol, which paramedics are trained to look for in an emergency.
February is often associated with hearts and roses but many people are unaware that it’s also American Heart Month. This month sees thousands of people wear red to raise awareness of heart disease and fundraise towards research for this condition.
If you have a heart condition, food allergy, diabetes or just care about your health, we’ve put together a few tips so you can still indulge this Valentine’s Day.
Sweet Treats in Healthier Forms
Chocolates are always tempting on Valentine’s Day, but they contain high levels of sugar and zero health benefits.
Sugar has been found to increase the risk of heart problems, raise blood pressure, contribute to obesity and cause dental issues.
This year why not make your own homemade treats? Granola, chutneys and yoghurt coated fruit are all easy to make, healthy and make thoughtful gifts.
Romantic Stroll Vs Couch Potatoes
Instead of another night on the sofa, get out and about this Valentine’s Day.
Go for a romantic winter walk or stroll around a park or have fun ice skating, bowling or at a yoga retreat.
Something energetic like a bike ride or a high ropes course will get your heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing.
Diabetes UK recommends that everyone should keep active to protect their health.
Indulging Indoors is Safer
Instead of eating out at overly busy, expensive restaurants, get creative with a luxurious home cooked meal.
You can avoid the heavy cream and fat laden sauces and puddings for a romantic night in with your own food and candles.
Couples cookery classes and food recipe websites can give you ideas for healthy meals. By making your own food you can be certain of what exactly is in it. You can tweak recipes to minimise sugar and salt content plus to avoid ingredients if you suffer from allergies and intolerances.
No Need for Ample Alcohol
White wine and alcohol has a very high sugar content and the ‘healthy’ options of fruit juices aren’t much better.
Fizzy drinks can contain up to 6 teaspoons of sugar a can and high sugar consumption has been linked to an increased risk of heart conditions and other health issues.
Try a refreshing hot water and lemon or some soothing herbal teas with a little honey to curb those cravings.
If you do want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with spot of fizz, make sure you do so in small doses and keep hydrated with plenty of water.
Safety that Sparkles
Our ‘Heart’ collection features glass beads, pearls, hematite and heart charms in a range of colours and styles. Each piece has a section for engraving important medical details. They’re stylish, practical and could save your loved one’s life. Is there a more personal, thoughtful gift?