Heart disease is the NUMBER 1 killer of women.
Not breast cancer. Not car accidents.
That’s a terrifying statistic. And it feels like it doesn’t get talked about very much.
I’m not going to sit her and focus on all the terrible news and statistics. It’s not pleasant. (I mean, did you read that first sentence up there?) But what I do want to talk about it the small changes that we all can make to have healthier hearts. Because I really like you. I want us all to be around for a very long time.
So many times when we read articles about healthier lifestyles or eating right, it can become pretty overwhelming. We have to do lists a mile long and you want us to what? And what? By the time we finish reading the articles we not only feel bad about ourselves, we have no idea how we’re going to incorporate the million tips and recommendations into our already crazy lives.
The American Heart Association has some pretty great guidelines, don’t get me wrong. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the quinoa and kale everyone is eating, maybe just focus on the two things you KNOW you can do. Start small. Baby steps and all that. Small changes can make a huge impact.
If nothing else, get moving for 15-20 minutes a day. Go for a brisk walk. Ride a bike. Put on a work-out video. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and it doesn’t have to be like the hard-bodies that you see at the gym. Being a part of Team Cap City Moms isn’t just about training for Shamrockn’. It’s about getting us all moving and shaking with whatever activity we can.
Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. It’s a day where wearing red helps to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. We would absolutely love it if you would join us and sport your red for an amazing cause. Post your pictures of you wearing red onto our Facebook wall our on our Cap City Moms community page. (I will add you, just request!) Link to your own posts on heart health! Spread the word, raise awareness and wear red. After all, small changes can make a huge impact. For all of us.