As I’ve shared before, my family has a history of heart disease. This spring, seven weeks before he passed away, my grandfather suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered. Having seen firsthand the impact that heart disease and stroke can have, I am even more committed to staying heart healthy and doing what I can to counteract the hand that genetics has dealt me.
But even knowing what I know about my need to be heart healthy, there are days when I feel like I’ve missed the boat or like I’m not doing enough. Here’s the thing, though: you can start today and start small toward making changes to improve your heart health. Whether it’s improving your eating habits, becoming more physically active, or quitting smoking, it’s not too late for you to make positive changes that will impact your heart health.
Speaking of it not being too late, the Cleveland Heart Walk takes place tomorrow, Saturday, September 22. You can still register to walk and take literal steps toward a healthier future for both yourself and those affected by heart disease and stroke.
There are so many parts to the Cleveland Heart Walk, with so many ways to improve your heart health:
7am – Sunrise Yoga from GrooveRyde and Barre from Pure Barre
8am – Healthy for Good Festival
8:45am and 9:30am – Spin Ride by CycleBar
10am – 1 mile and 3 mile walks
My biggest message to you is to start today to improve your heart health. It’s not too late, not only to register for the Cleveland Heart Walk, but also to make positive changes in your life!
***Disclosure: I am a social media ambassador for the Cleveland American Heart Association. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***