1 in 3 men and women will die of heart disease and stroke - 80% of this is preventable.
So this month, take time to make a promise to yourself. Find out your risks for heart disease and what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a statistic.
Ask yourself these question to assess your risks:
- How active/inactive am I?
- What's my blood pressure? Cholesterol?
- What is my risk for diabetes?
- How healthy do I really eat?
- How many servings of fruit do I eat in a day?
- How many servings of vegetables?
Listen, I care about you. So that's why this post may sounds straightforward or even harsh. I want you to live a long, happy life. So, these are questions you need to know the answers to so that you don't become the next victim of heart disease. Over 715, 000 heart attacks occur in the nation each year and 15% of people that have a heart attack will die from it. I want to make that number drop as much as possible. I don't want YOU to be included in that number - ever!
Need more info? The American Heart Association website is a good source to evaluate your risks and find out prevention tips. Go Red for Women is a great website geared toward ladies (and the red dress you may see out in store windows this month is associated with them.) Or keep tuned to me here or on Facebook for heart healthy lifestyle tips!
Stay healthy my friends!