When we think of February, we often associate it with the chocolate-filled boxes and romantic cards of Valentine’s Day. But February is also Heart Month, a time to remind ourselves about the leading cause of death among women—heart disease.
We often think of heart disease as a ‘man’s problem’, but historical evidence shows that women are at risk for this disease more than any other. The good news is that you can reduce your risk of a stroke or heart attack by up to 80%! I don’t know about you, but I like those odds.
When I think about all the wonderful women in my life, you, dear reader, are included in that group. Your support and kindness makes my life so much better than I could have imagined (and I have a pretty big imagination). I’d like to give you something back. This month, my Valentine to you is to provide you with one link that could save your life, or the life of someone you love.
Take the Quiz to Assess Your Risk
Learn about the Warning Signs of a Stroke or Heart Attack
Get a List of Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Prevention Tools (including online tools and weekly reminders to help you stay on track).
Throughout the month of February, I’m donating 10% of all book sales to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation to help with their amazing efforts in research, building awareness, providing support for survivors, and providing free life-saving resources.
So please take a few minutes to check out http://thehearttruth.ca/. Please share this blog article with every woman and man you care about. If together, we can prevent even one death this year, we’ll have done something amazing.
All the best to your heart from mine,