HOW-TO Save A Heart: Samantha’s Run Wrap-up!

By   |   June 25, 2014   |   Relationships

Image Gal Samantha von Sperling wraps up her American Heart Association experience.

It’s been an amazing experience being one of the newest spokespersons for the American Heart Association after I experienced my own shocking heart issues in 2012.

I ran in the Wall Street 5K clocking in at 34 minutes, my own personal record. Afterwards, I hosted a get-together with close friends and business associates to celebrate that I am still here and able to run despite having three stents in my heart. Thanks to all who contributed to the cause; I surpassed my goal by over $300.

It was a magnificent evening filled with conversation and laughter. Bottles of wine and Iceberg Vodka made the good cheer possible as it flowed through the glasses of my illustrious guests. Amongst the star-studded crown was Editor In Chief of Times Square Chronicles Suzanna Bowling and DivaGalsDaily’s Delaina Dixon and Maureen Martin, as well as the cast and producers of my new digital series Fashion In The Fast Lane, Step Forward Entertainment and VIVEKaterin; producers, celebrity stylists, hairdressers, makeup artists, publicists and photographers — all at the top of their game — and a few Wall Street wheeler dealers who shall remain nameless.

My goal is to encourage everyone to take better care of themselves ΓÇô especially in my own Latina community where exercise is often put on the backburner. Here are three easy steps to get your started from the American Heart Association.

Dress For Success. Wear comfortable, properly fitted sneakers or flat shoes with laces to workout and comfortable, loose-fitting clothing appropriate for the weather and the activity. I love a pop of color to keep me motivated.

Start Slowly. Gradually build up to at least 30 minutes of activity on most or all days of the week (or whatever your doctor recommends).

Make It Fun! Choose activities that are fun, not exhausting. Add variety. Develop a repertoire of several activities that you can enjoy. That way, exercise will never seem boring or routine.

You may not see physical changes right away, and that’s ok. It’s what your changing on the inside that counts. And when your outside does catch up, you can revel in looking and feeling fabulous!


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