My Family has a history of heart disease. The scary part is that it is on my father’s as well as my mother’s family tree. One side of this heart disease has to do with the vascular system while the other side of this heart disease has to do with the heart muscle. If you think about this too long it will scare the crud out of you!
I have become my own patient advocate when it comes to my heart health. I went through some testing to establish a base lines as well as give myself an overall look at my vascular and heart muscle health. In June of 2012 I kicked my cholesterol to healthier numbers – Take That! I want to be proactive versus reactive when it comes to my heart health.
Heart Disease hits close to home for me and it really hit me hard when my sibling had a heart attack in his late-30s. Talk about a Wake Up Call – Hello! I have 3 people within my family unit dealing with this disease. Even when the odds seem stacked against you it is NEVER TOO LATE to get HEART HEALTHY!
Let’s show our hearts some gratitude! Your heart works hard for you every day and deserves to be treated in a healthy way. Give yourself and your heart, body, mind, and spirit a (BIG HUG)!
An Apple a Day . . . (Photo by RSheridan)