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Why The Walk AWAY Transformation Circle

Over the past couple of years I’ve read and heard startling statistics on women of color and heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women of color. In the past, when I’d hear about heart disease I thought that was a disease that was prevalent among white men. It wasn’t until I heard about the Go Red for Women campaign by the American Heart Association that my interest was sparked and my ignorance cleared away. Heart disease in communities of color is formidable. And while some of the causes are hereditary, a number of the causes are causes that are within our control.

*smoking
*high blood cholesterol
*high blood pressure
*physical inactivity
*obesity
*excessive alcohol use
*high triglyceride levels
*responses to stress

These are all under our control. Heart disease is NOT inevitable. It is not something that we have to succumb to.

In my research, I found one thing that is a common cause in all of the causes of heart disease – INACTIVITY. Exercise can lessen the thr…