Top 3 Killers in African American Communities
DID you know that heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are among the leading causes of death for African Americans? The good news is many of these conditions can be prevented or managed through healthy lifestyle changes.
As a community, we need to spread awareness and take action to combat this health crisis. Small steps can make a huge impact - things like getting more exercise, eating more nutritious foods, quitting smoking, and getting regular checkups to monitor your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other risk factors.
I know making these changes isn’t always easy with the various responsibilities and stresses life brings, especially right now. But our health has to be a priority. I encourage everyone to join me in making at least one positive change this week - then we can build from there together!
Even little things like going for a 10 minute walk a day, swapping out soda for water, or having an extra serving of vegetables can start making a difference. We have the power to shift these alarming health statistics through supporting and uplifting our friends, families, and communities. Our future starts with healthy choices today.