Sunday, February 3, 2013

It's All About The Heart

 
I am writing about something super important to me and it doesn't involve travel or outdoor adventures but personal health.
 
Many of you probably already know that February is Heart Month, no not Valentine's Day but celebrating and educating women on their heart health. Heart disease is the #1 killer in women. Let me repeat that, Heart disease is the #1 killer in women. This face alone scares the sh!t out of me. So often I am running around, busy as can be, not taking care of myself the way I should be (I know, such a poet:) It happens to everyone. Life gets hectic, we lose a little stride, and our health seems to be the first thing to go.
I know the older I get the more I need to step up my game when it comes to health. Sometimes I think I have all this time in the world, but really the clock is ticking and each day that isn't lived to the fullest is another day lost in the mix. 
By doing a little now can have big impacts on the future. I know I want to be around to see the world and that won't happen over night, so I gotta take the best care of me as I can.
 
 There are so many preventative measure's we can take when it comes to heart disease. For more info on the topic, head over to Go Red For Women. It's filled with loads of info so check it out and your heart will thank you.
My commitment for February in reducing my risk for heart disease is reducing my sugar intake, staying active, and eating my oats every morning. As my dad always told me, "Eat your oatmeal because it sticks to your ribs and it will keep you full all day long." So wise, my pop.
What will your commitment be?
 
Happy Heart Month!
 
Until next time,
Happy Trekkin'.