“She sure shines in red.” That’s what my great-grandmother said about me to my mom when I was a little girl. What a wonderful compliment! I always think about that when I wear red. It puts a little extra pep in my step!
But that color takes on even more meaning for me this month, not because of Valentine’s Day, but because February is Heart Month! It’s all about raising awareness of our risk of heart disease. And our entire crew at 11 News will be wearing red in support of that cause this Friday, February 4th.
Heart disease is scary stuff. We tend to think it only affects older white men. But – wow! That could not be more wrong. Heart disease affects young and old, black and white, men AND women! We ALL need to be taking steps to keep our hearts healthy! That includes maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, eating smart, being active and not smoking. There are other elements to heart health as well! But these are 5 biggies.
Here in the KKTV Fit Club blog, we try to give you ideas of how to live a healthier life – through what you’re eating and how you’re moving. Those could be HUGE factors in the health of your heart. And both affect the waist line.
“About 67% of the population in the U.S. is either overweight or obese,” said Dr. Tom Bartlett, with Mountain View Medical Center here in the Springs. That’s the majority of people in the United States!!! We MUST start taking care of ourselves. And we need to do it NOW.
So I hope you’ll join us this Friday and wear red. It’s a simple way to show your dedication to keeping your heart healthy. And it will show others you care about their heart health as well. How about that for some extra pep in your step!