I’m a 40 year old busy Mom of four. I need to lose some weight, exercise more and eat better. But I also need to do the laundry, tidy the house, take care of sick kids, volunteer at the school, pick up the groceries and the mail, run my business…and make sure my husband is making healthy choices. There is heart disease in his family and I don’t want him to be at risk. I’ve never really thought of being at risk myself. It’s not something that I have a big family history of, and I always think of it as a man’s disease. But it’s not a man’s disease. Heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada.
I took the Heart Truth Quiz on the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s website to assess my risk and found out that I am high risk in a few areas. It was an eye opener for me, and one that will help me focus on making healthier choices and reducing my risk. I want to be here for my husband and kids for a long time! Since I know there are so many Moms out there just like me, I wanted to share this video.
Are you at risk? What are you doing to take care of yourself?