World Heart Day is on September 29th and I have one question to ask you, are you heart healthy?Â Heart is disease is the leading cause of death in women over 40 years old.Â Every year, over 400,000 women: nieces, aunts, friends, daughter’s, mothers die from the disease.Â That translates to 1 death every minute.
The thing is, heart disease is not imminent but it is preventable.Â As a health care professional, blogger, mother,Â Â I am joining SistertoSister.org inÂ spreading the word.Â So join other women around the world and take the heart healthy pledge.Â Once you have signed the pledge, you can take a risk assessment and it will identify what changes you need to make to be heart healthy!
Here are some things that I do toÂ stay heart healthy.
- I usually start the day with a bowl of old fashioned oats with almond milk with or without fruit/nuts
- Get moving at least 4 days a week
- A non-smoker
- Focus on eating mostlyÂ lean cuts of meat like chicken, pork, fish during the week.Â Beef is a delicious splurge!
- I am quite the green tea drinker -2 cup aÂ day minimum ð
For more resources and tools on how to stay heart healthy, go to SistertoSister.Org