As you may remember, I’m participating in the American Heart Association’s campaign to promote heart health. So each week I’m giving simple tips that’ll help you stay healthy! These little tips that can go a long way, and this one was inspired by my dog, the beautiful Lady Bug. She is a wonderful companion and we take great care of each other even though sometimes she can be a handful (I guess she would say the same of me if she could talk). Of course I was blessed with a dog that has a lot of “self-esteem”. We often have to duke it out as I remind her who is the Alpha. This can occasionally make walks an interesting endeavor cause there are times when our walks turn into “carries” when she decides she wants to hang and watch birds fly by instead of actually walking, but no matter what we walk.