In addition to Valentine’s Day, which is filled with heart shaped balloons, cards, and candy, February is heart awareness month.
In the simplest of terms, what I can say is this, “LOVE YOUR HEART!” God gave you one heart to live and love…so, take care of it!
Did you know that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease? 1 in 3! I bet you can think of 3 important women in your life pretty easily – and than imagine life without one of them! Not a thought you want to have, is it?
And, here is a kicker…heart disease is the number one killer in women above ALL cancers combined…yet, approximately 80% of heart disease can be prevented. A life-threatening disease CAN BE PREVENTED! Besides, hereditary genes and/or other disease that can lead to cardiovascular disease, most issues related to heart disease can be prevented by taking care of yourself and your heart!
The three simplest ways to take care of your heart:
1. Eat healthy and/or healthier. We all know we are not perfect and have our “favorite foods” that are not so healthy. Just be smart about it – and pay attention to your diet.
2. Exercise regularly. It’s as simple as parking further away in a parking lot. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Start small and incorporate exercise into your regular routine.
3. Go see your doctor. Don’t wait until something is wrong to see your doctor. Schedule regular doctor check-ups to prevent and/or for early detection.
The other thing I ask of you this month – GET INVOLVED! Heart disease is not bias – it affects men, women, and children! So, the American Heart Association needs your help to continue creating awareness and raising funds for research and development. The heart walk is coming up in April (for Tulsa) – form a team – make it a group effort to start living healthier together. And/or attend the Go Red for Women Luncheon in May (for Tulsa) – get a group of friends together and enjoy a fun event that supports the cause!
The best “stylish advice” I can give for the month of February is what I said earlier: LOVE YOUR HEART!
Being heart healthy should be a lifestyle and not a doctor’s order!
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Mrs. Stylish Stepmom