Renew You Challenge

Let’s start this week off right!

Weekly challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!

With February being American Heart Month, I’d like to raise some awareness about heart disease in women. Many people think of heart disease as an “older man’s disease,” but women actually account for nearly 50 percent of heart disease-related deaths.

The problem is, many women are so busy taking care of their families that the last thing on the list is taking care of themselves. Women are stressed, sleep-deprived, overweight, and depressed—and all of this affects heart health. To all those women who are stretching themselves to the limit, take heed: If you don’t care of yourself, eventually, you won’t be able to take care of your families. So if you won’t do it for yourself, do it for someone you love.

Take a step back and look at your life. What changes can you make that will help bring you back to a healthier you? Start small. Learn some new recipes. Find a walking buddy. Get your blood lipid levels checked, and if they’re not within healthy levels find out what you can do about it. Don’t do it for yourself—do it for your loved ones.