Go Red. Your Heart Will Love You.

 

How is your heart health? Did you know that today marks the American Heart Association’s 15th Annual National Wear Red Day? On the first Friday of each February, people from all walks of life are urged to wear red or “go red” to bring awareness to the leading killers of women, which are heart disease and stroke.

I recently had a physical examination and the results of my blood work show I have high cholesterol. My doctor even wrote the numbers on my report in caps, which read like this: CHOLESTEROL TOO HIGH.

I have struggled with varying numbers that were high and normal for about seven years. I was able to maintain lower numbers through weight loss, a heart healthy diet and regular exercise. And just so you know, having high cholesterol is one of the risk factors leading to heart disease.

So with that said, I’m back on track! And I’ll be back in my doctor’s office in 6 months to get a good report.  This time it will say:  CHOLESTEROL IS PERFECT.

I need to be around to hold my great grandchildren, y’all!

Go Red! And check out the American Heart Association, while you’re at it.

Until next time, love and light (and a healthy heart!)

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21 comments

  1. Great cause! It’s incredible that heart disease and stroke are responsible for so many deaths in women, yet so rarely discussed. Really good to see this initiative starting conversations.

  2. I know I should be more careful regarding my cholesterol intake as it can affect my heart. This red blazer dress looks fantastic!

  3. I wish I had known cause I sure would have pout on my red! So glad you got your cholesterol down. It’s very important to take care of it.

    Nicole Vick

  4. Being someone with a tiny little heart issue, I think that it’s highly important to raise awareness about the ways we can protect our heart. Going red is an awesome idea, and your jacket looks fabulous! 😉

  5. Thank you! My mother had some issues with her heart, so it’s important that I head off what could be potentially life threatening.

  6. Hi Nicole! You’ve got next year. Still working on getting mine down. I go back for a blood test in about 4-6 mos.

  7. I’m so glad that you bring this subject on your article! It is true that watching what you eat is important to take care of your heart health, but I find what is definitely not enough unless one does regular excercise! My lifstyle is very sedentary, because of my job I spen long hours sitting, and that’s terrible!

  8. Such great awareness campaign, and one more reason to wear red. You look amazing, great on maintaining the normal cholesterol levels.

  9. Thanks, and you are so right! I sit alot for my day job, but I’ve begun my workout regime again. At least 40 minutes a day at least 3 times a day.

  10. I love that jacket, it’s such a gorgeous shade of res and really suits you.Well done on getting your cholesterol levels down.

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