HEART ❤️ DISEASE IS NO LAUGHING MATTER. It’s #nationalwearredday so swipe on a red lip 💋 or put on your favorite red dress💃 and do something GREAT for your health! Did you know Heart Disease is the number 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s about 1 woman every minute 😳 There are many different causes of heart disease that can lead to a heart attack or stroke, including genetic predisposition and environmental factors. It's long been a myth that being overweight automatically increases your risk for heart disease but that is not always the case! Heart disease affects men and women of all ages. So how can you help protect that ❤️ of yours? Let’s start with some things you can control.
1. Quit smoking/vaping: seriously just 🛑 2. Manage blood sugar: limit added sugars and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes through balanced nutrition & regular physical activity. 3. Manage blood pressure & cholesterol levels: see your doc to have these checked regularly and discuss lifestyle changes (& medication) if necessary. You cannot rely on big pharm to solve all of your problems! Even if you are on medication you should take steps to improve these markers through diet and exercise. 4. Stay Active: It's recommend that you do 10 minutes of vigorous exercise or 20-30minutes of moderate physical activity a day. 👌I also recommend you stand up for at least 1 minute every 15-30 minutes and log 7500-10k steps per day. 5. Focus on whole, plant based, foods: if it grows in the ground prioritize it over animal based products & “food like" substances that are heavily processed. 6. Know your family history: if genetics places you at a higher risk, managing environmental risks is even more important 7. Manage Stress: all that chronic stress isn’t doing your mind or body any good. Let it goooooo boo. American's wear stress like a badge of honor, and its NOT cool. Find your zen, meditation, yoga, a good sweat or therapy are great ways to start. MORE IMPORTANTLY Nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented!!! Without changing our environmental factors, heart disease will remain a woman’s greatest health threat. Together we have the ability to change our story by spreading awareness and donating our time and $ to organizations that support women’s health. What are you doing today (and everyday) to support ❤️ health? 👇🏻 #americanheartassociation #americanheartmonth #womenshearthealth #womenshealthcare #hearthealth #hearthealthy #hearthealthawareness #wearred #wearredday