February is America’s Heart Month and today is the day that’s been designated to raise awareness for women’s risk of heart attacks and stroke. Be part of the “Go Red for Women” initiative today!
Many buildings and landmarks will be lit up red for the day and people everywhere are wearing red in honor of heart awareness. Make sure that you take a few minutes sometime during your day to look into YOUR risk and actions that you may be able to take.
Did you know that heart disease and stroke are THE two leading causes of death in the world? These diseases affect more than 1 in 3 women. That is a significant number! Did you know that up to 80% of these events are preventable? That means that we have a lot of power in how we’re going to allow this to affect us. Learn more about how these statistics relate to yourself, your family members, or a loved one. There’s so much more knowledge about this issue than there used to be and we need to make that work for us. Learn your own numbers and make those changes necessary to lower your risk of a cardiac event or cardiovascular disease. These tests are simple and many changes you can make are small ones but have big rewards.
Please go to The American Heart Association here to learn more: www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
This is such a great resource. The information provided includes statistics, healthy living, warning signs, treatment information, news, and several more resources. Their Facebook page is located here: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHeart/
For today’s Go Red for Women initiative, you can click here to learn more! https://www.goredforwomen.org/
Find information about heart disease, risk factors, getting involved in the organization and living healthy. Nationally sponsored by Macy’s and CVS; earn prizes and get healthy by joining a challenge! This is a great resource for tips on food, exercise, and fitness. You can also find their Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/goredforwomen/
Take charge of your heart health! Become aware and active. Be Healthy!