Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every 37 seconds someone in America has a heart attack. Many of the risk factors for heart disease are caused by lifestyle choices and therefore are preventable.

It’s the food we eat, the amount of exercise we get; do we drink enough water? Do we get enough sleep and deal with stress properly? All of these things are risk factors for heart disease. My hope is to educate, motivate and provide accountability to give you a road map around those landmines and help you stay on course to a healthier life.

Some people will say – I can’t help it, it’s in my genes! And while part of that is true – you may have a familial tendency for a particular condition. But research has proven that we have some control over those genes. Our lifestyle – the things we do or don’t do can essentially turn genes off or on. Even the things we think can influence cell walls to allow certain hormones or chemicals to enter or to keep them out.

I think a lot of us know what we are supposed to do, but why don’t we do it?? I think most of us can benefit from reinforcement and repetition. We need to be reminded again (forgive the redundancy) of what to do as well as someone to hold us accountable.

So, consider me an alarm to remind you to commit to your healthy lifestyle and to hold you accountable to YOUR goals as well as to help you chart a course through YOUR minefield of health because healthy living is an adventure!

Your adventure starts now!

Do you know how to tell if you are having a heart attack? Do you know what to do if you think you are having a heart attack? Watch this video to find out!