Let’s take a look at what’s happening…
You are in your mid years – maybe from 35 to 65 years old. You have a job, a family to take care of – perhaps extending family as well, financial worries, you have little or no time to exercise and often eat on the run. All of this is in addition to rapidly changing hormones that are wreaking havoc on your physical and emotional health!
Now, add the other factors that contribute to heart disease. You may be a smoker, overweight, sedentary, and have a genetic predisposition. Yikes!
Did you notice that your heart is the center of your being? It is affected by literally everything about you. From your thoughts and emotions, the way you breathe, the food you eat, the movement you engage in, the habits you develop from smoking and drinking to the hostility you encounter. Nurturing your heart, even in the smallest ways, is vital to your health. Although you may have a family history of heart disease, it is not a death sentence. Addressing your lifestyle holds the greatest promise for lifelong heart health.
Lifestyle changes – Power, Control and Choice
I often have clients who encounter great obstacles in changing their lifestyle. These women are in denial about their health risks. They claim they don’t have the energy to make changes, or that other people sabotage them from changing. The fact is: if you don’t change your life, your life will change you in most regrettable ways.
You have a choice.You do not have to hold the belief that as you get older, you will enter a phase of inevitable deterioration. It’s never too late to make changes in your life, if you take it one step at a time.
You have the power to take ownership for the decisions you make regarding smoking, eating junk food, drinking excess alcohol and not exercising. This is in addition to how you choose to handle the stress in your life which can directly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
You have control to change your life style and position yourself in a heart-healthy direction.
Stop and change directions with the “Healthy Heart Coach Approach”
With the Healthy Heart Coach Approach, Peggy will listen to what your obstacles are and together you will create a plan with specific goals in mind.
You will explore such things as:
- Reduce stress and emotional conflict
- Increase your joy and self-love
- Eating well
- Enjoyment of exercise
- Adherence to your prescribed medical regime
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