National Thyroid Awareness Month and $25 For You!

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January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

Fitness is not just about exercise.  Its about your over all health…ALL aspects of it.  When I got an email from Amy at Global Influence offering me the opportunity to participate in this campaign I had to jump at the chance IMMEDIATELY.  This is an issue that is close to my heart because this summer my Aunt Tina was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.  Tina is a very important person to me and I’m happy to say that she is doing very well…but I had no idea that you could have thyroid cancer in the first place!! 

The thyroid is a small gland located in the middle of the lower neck, which produces hormones that regulate many functions including temperature, weight gain, and weight loss. Many Americans experience various problems with the functioning of their thyroid. Some red flags to watch for are:
      * sudden weight gain or increase in body fat
       *inability to lose weight despite proper diet and exercise
       *fatigue, insomnia or restless sleep, anxiety or panic attacks
       *gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
       *chronic sinusitis or lingering infections

It is important that people experiencing these warning signs see their physician to learn more.

There are also many online resources for those seeking more information and support. One online resource is the Fibro 360 Community – Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center. This online community not only offers a network of support, but also resources to those seeking more information about fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and related disorders including those concerning the thyroid.

If you’d like to learn more or would like to join the Fibro 360 Community, please visit Fibro 360 on Facebook. You can also follow Fibro 360 on Twitter .

Could you use a little pampering? One of my readers will win a $25 gift card to Amazon.com to be used on whatever you need! Let me treat you!

To enter, please visit the Fibro 360 Community on Facebook and become a fan, then let me know in the comments. Would you like a bonus entry? Let me know in an additional comment that you follow @Fibro360 on Twitter!

Contest ends January 31st at 11:59 p.m. EST.

38 Comments

  1. fan of Fibro 360 Community on Facebook

  2. follow on twitter

  3. I am a Fan of Fibro360 on Facebook! And I could use $25, thanks!
    .-= Real Life Sarah´s last blog ..Get Real on MomTV: Waste Not Want Not =-.

  4. I am following them on Twitter, now too. I don’t know much about fibromyalgia so, I would like to learn more!
    .-= Real Life Sarah´s last blog ..Get Real on MomTV: Waste Not Want Not =-.

  5. I am a Fan of Fibro360 on Facebook
    .-= Trish @IamSucceeding´s last blog ..Dear Body… =-.

  6. I have become a FB fan… don’t do twitter though :(

  7. I’m following @Fibro360 on Twitter!
    .-= Trish @IamSucceeding´s last blog ..Dear Body… =-.

  8. My mother in law has fibro- I will show her this page. I just became a FB fan.
    .-= Melissa Multitasking Mama´s last blog ..Dentyne Review =-.

  9. I am following @fibro360 on twitter now (@multitaskingme)
    .-= Melissa Multitasking Mama´s last blog ..Dentyne Review =-.

  10. I’m a fan of Fibro 360! I have several friends and number of listeners with CFS, fibromyalgia, and thyroid issues. It’s sneaky and debilitating and anything we can do to raise awareness is wonderful!
    .-= Phera´s last blog ..Meal Planning 101 – Part I =-.

  11. I am a FB fan of Fibro360
    http://www.facebook.com/thao.powell?ref=name
    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

  12. I follow Fibro360 in twitter.
    http://twitter.com/twinpowells
    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com
    .-= Thao´s last blog ..Rise and Shine =-.

  13. I’m a Fan of Fibro 360 on Facebook (Angie Marion)
    .-= Angie´s last blog ..Get a Gift Card from Rite Aid with specific purchases =-.

  14. I’m following Fibro 360 on Twitter as @pricousins
    .-= Angie´s last blog ..Get a Gift Card from Rite Aid with specific purchases =-.

  15. Fan on facebook !

  16. I’m a fan on facebook!

  17. Also now following on facebook. @briana9

  18. I am a facebook fan of Fibro360

    Thank you :)
    .-= allison´s last blog ..Happy Birthday, Janelle! =-.

  19. Did both! FB and Twitter. I have hypothyroidism and my worst symptom is fatigue.

  20. I’m a facebook fan!!!

  21. I am a fan of Fibro360 on facebook! Ashley Sullivan – thanks!!

  22. I also follow Fibro360 on twitter! @smash906 :) Thanks again!

  23. I am new to this so bare with me all.

  24. I am a facebook fan of Fibro360 on facebook – Donna Sullivan Mckymsmm@aol.com

  25. I follow Fibro360 on twitter – @mickeyms6 mckymsmm@aol.com

  26. I am a fan of Fibro 360 Community on Facebook (Tamara Bennington)
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  27. I have now started following them on twitter and became a fan on facebook. This is sooo important to me, my mom and my best friend both have Hashimoto’s disease ( spelling) could be wrong. But it is a thyroid disease. I have a family history of thyroid problems so I get checked frequently. Thanks for the information sharing.
    .-= Aprile´s last blog ..Deal of the Day – "Daddy scored/got a ____" =-.

  28. I have fibro and didn’t know about the fb page, thanks for letting me know so I could follow it!

  29. Now I’m following the twitter feed too.

    I must say, that I am pretty sure that I have a low thyroid. However, I ‘ve had it tested twice and it’s just on the low middle of the “normal” reading so I can’t get the docs to give me anything for it. :(

  30. I’m a fan now!

  31. I”m a new fan of FIBRO360 on Facebook- Susan Buetow
    .-= Susieqtpie´s last blog ..Book Review: Feddie Girl by Nona David and Giveaway =-.

  32. I’m a twitter follower of @FIBRO360. THanks
    .-= Susieqtpie´s last blog ..Macaroni and Cheese Reinvented =-.

  33. facebook fan – Alli Tsao
    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  34. I also follow them on twitter as @alitsao
    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  35. Fibro 360 Community Fan – Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. I follow Fibro 360 on Twitter – Janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. I’m a fan of Fibro 360 on Facebook (Mariana P.)

  38. I’m following @Fibro360 on Twitter (@ohMariana).