Saturday, January 21, 2012

Go Red for Women is celebrating National Go Red Day on February 3rd! As a former Cardiovascular nurse and someone who has heart disease on both sides of the family, this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart!

A Few Reasons To Make it Your Mission
·         Heart disease is still the number one killer of women age 20 and over, killing approximately one woman every minute.
·         More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
·         In fact, while 1 in 30 American women die of breast cancer, about 1 in 3 die of cardiovascular disease.
·         Still, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
·         Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
·         Eighty percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.

·         Research shows that women who Go Red are more likely to make healthy choices.
·         More than one-third have lost weight.
·         Nearly fifty percent have increased their exercise.
·         Six out of ten have changed their diets.
·         More than forty percent have checked their cholesterol levels.
·         One-third have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.

On Wear Red Day, February 3, 2012, millions of Americans will join together in the
fight against heart disease in women by wearing red. Please show your support by wearing red with us!

Not sure what to wear? Stayed tuned to the blog and I'll be posting outfit ideas! 

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