Saving a heart

She is brilliant and funky, and edgy and funny. She has high blood pressure. She is young.

It’s no secret that the world we live in is more fast paced than ever before. That we face special pressures, unseen before. That we eat on the run, drink our fair share of caffeine and don’t always find time to take care of ourselves the way we should.

Our hearts are suffering. Our bodies are suffering. It is time to make the time. Both the Cancer Society and Heart Association suggest that even as little as 30 minutes of exercise per day can reduce blood pressure, enable weight loss and lower cholesterol.

30 minutes. We have the time.

When I found out that I was diabetic, I was ill equipped with information as to how devastating the disease is. How it can lead into so many other diseases. Heart disease is one of the diseases diabetics have to be especially vigilant in fighting against. We are twice as likely to develop it as someone without diabetes.

So, when Cami suggested the idea of Fit Friends, I decided to jump on board. In February, I have already weaned myself off of one of my medications purely by diet modification. Adventures in racquetball and yoga aren’t hurting. My commitment is to lose 10 pounds, and exercise three hours every week this month. To save my heart. I may be a statistic by being a diabetic, but I won’t add heart disease to my roster.

What is your commitment? What will you do to not be a statistic?

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