By Dr. Michele C. Reed,
NCBW Long Island Health Committee Chair
Happy Holidays, my Coalition Sisters!
As we approach 2014, let us try something a little different this year!
I want to encourage each of you to take our advocacy to the next level for 2014. We advocated for quite a few topics this year, but how many of us advocated for our own health? Who had their annual mammogram, physical or colonoscopy at 50 years old?
This year, let us take this pledge through the American Diabetes Association for “Choose to Live: Sisters Strong Together”.
S means start now!
I reminds us to ID or identify ways to exercise
S is for staying focused
T means take the pledge
E is for educating ourselves
R means rally your support group
S is for stop diabetes
We would like to recognize the Sisters in the spring who renewed their own commitment as a health advocacy. Let us know how you started an exercise program or even cut out an unhealthy food option!
Please click on this link http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/african-american-programs/choose-to-live.html and scroll down to “Live Empowered Booklet”.
Start off 2014 with a new you!
Dr. Michele C. Reed,
Health Committee Chair