Do you know your risk?

Are you, or a woman you know, 1 of the 3 women who will die from heart disease or stroke this year, who DON’T even know your risk?

These statistics stay on my mind as I strive to help women lead healthier lives. Women, just like you going about their everyday routine, unaware that lack of self-care is slowly deteriorating their health. 

I think of women such as my grandmother who was often the glue that helped keep the family together. I was blessed to have her during my childhood and just a peek into my adulthood, I remember all the time she invested in caring for others. Sometimes I wonder if someone, like a health coach, had been there to help coach her about active lifestyle and self-care that maybe she would have had more time with us. 

I get an ache when I think about women, especially African American women, that don’t know or understand their health risk. They don’t know the benefits of exercise and living a healthier life that can help prevent health problems that have been plaguing generations of their family. I can help.

This is why I strive to connect with women, like you. I want you to live your best and healthiest life. This involves making self-care a priority, along with being active and making better food choices.

When was the last time you evaluated your health risk? An appointment with your primary care physician can help. Talk with your family members about common health problems that you may be at risk for, based on hereditary or lifestyle. Share that information with your physician. It is important that you take charge of your health because you can start working on prevention today! Check out the link at the end of this post for helpful information from the American Heart Association.

I want to encourage you to get the conversation going with the ones you love to help reduce your risk and also their risk. The time is now. What will you do today to take better care of yourself?

Out of all the posts that you will busily scroll through today, I hope that you make this one meaningful to reclaiming your health and fitness. Don’t forget to share with a friend who might this information. We must spread the knowledge!

By the way here is the link I promised, Know Your Risk.

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