Just as I finished writing this article, which asks why a 30-year-old should care about their heart health, the news flashed across my screen: A stunning 34-year-old model, Katie May, the so-called Queen of Snapchat, had died of a stroke. It's speculated that this tragic occurrence may have been due to an injury she had during a recent photo shoot. A dissection of her carotid artery, or a tear in the artery that can lead to stroke, is possible. Whatever the cause, the incident highlights that, although rare, heart and blood vessel health matter at all phases of life.
I recently spent a weekend with a group of Millennials at a wellness think tank. You were strong, bold, f-bombing, and on your way to changing the world. I was inspired by your driven attitude to achieve great things. I was also encouraged by your calls for transparency and authenticity in all things.