Posts Tagged ‘health’

Things Engraved Accepts the ALS #IceBucketChallenge


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To help increase awareness of ALS, Bill O’Connor, the President of Things Engraved accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge and a donation has been made.  We’ve nominated fellow Canadian retailers; Hudson’s Bay, Canadian Tire and Roots Canada to accept the challenge as well!

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Of course it’s always fun to watch someone dump a bucket of ice and water over their head, but we can’t forget about the purpose behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.   ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive and fatal neuro-muscular disease.  Approximately 3,000 Canadians live with ALS.  Help bring awareness to ALS by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge and/or make a donation here.

Watch Bill, President of Things Engraved complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:
ALS has no known cure or effective treatment yet. For every person diagnosed with ALS, a person living with ALS dies. Approximately 2,500 – 3,000 Canadians currently live with this fatal disease. – See more at:
ALS has no known cure or effective treatment yet. For every person diagnosed with ALS, a person living with ALS dies. Approximately 2,500 – 3,000 Canadians currently live with this fatal disease. – See more at:

7 Facts About the Human Heart


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heart factsThe heart is one of the essential components of human life. It was once also believed to be the center from where love and other emotions emanated. Many feel a heart can break and that it can know no bounds of love. Dr. Seuss’  “The Grinch” was said to be nasty because his heart was “two sizes too small.”

Although there is mystery surrounding matters of the heart, there is much known about the physical makeup of the human heart. Here are seven facts about the human heart.

1. Heart attacks and heart disease may be viewed as an illness that primarily affects men. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, women have more cases of heart-related illnesses than men. In Canada, 50.5 % of heart attack, stroke and heart failure deaths are in women and 49.5 % are in men.

2. A bigger heart isn’t necessarily a sign that a person is more inclined toward love. An enlarged heart is actually a medical condition, which can lead to heart failure.

3. A hearty laugh is good for the heart. This laugh attack can actually cause the lining of blood vessels to relax, enabling more blood to flow through for at least 45 minutes afterward.

4. Romantic endeavors in the bedroom can be as good for the heart as a brisk 15-minute walk. Intimate acts can burn up to 200 calories and be the cardiovascular exercise a person needs.

5. A glass of wine can be good for the heart because of the antioxidant properties contained in grapes. Alcohol can also thin the blood, enabling better flow. Just be sure to stick to one or two drinks per day. Over-indulgence won’t make the heart healthier.

6. The heart is a fist-sized muscle that can beat an average of 100,000 times every day. In under a minute the heart can deliver oxygen-rich blood to every cell in the body.

7. A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s. In some cases doctors are able to predict the gender of a fetus by the baby’s heart rate.

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Movember Giveaway


Mustaches have been growing in popularity over the past year, and we don’t mean facial hair!  Mustache images have become  popular designs on clothing, home decor and accessories.   Now that it’s Movember, get ready to see mustaches everywhere, as men grow mustaches to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer.

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5 Fun Mustache Facts for Movember.

1. In 1967, The Beatles gave away cardboard mustaches with their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

2.  Albert Einstein had a mustache for over 50 years.

3. In a deck of cards, the King of Hearts is the only king not to have a mustache.

4. A 1 month old mustache is capable of holding approximately 10% of a glass of beer before leaking down the face of the owner.

5. On average a man with a mustache touches it 760 times a day.

mustache flaskMustache Flask Engraving Ideas:

“Staching through the snow”

“Sorry I (mustache)”

“My stache”


“I (mustache) you a question, but I’ll shave it for later”

WIN 1 of 3 Mustache Flasks!  Find 3 “mustached” gifts on our website for your chance to win.  Contest ends Nov 12th.
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Retweet daily for extra contest entries. The 3 winners will be contacted by email. Good luck!

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