Fact: 1 in 3 deaths of women are caused by cardiovascular diseases each year, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. With odds so great, why not create a strategy to protect your heart and prevent being the one?
Today is Go Red for Women Day!
February is American Heart Month and Friday, February 7th is National Go Red Day. Thanks to the American Heart Association and its Go Red for Women movement, the nation turns red to bring awareness to the #1 killer of women, heart disease.
Support your local Go Red for Women Luncheon to raise much-needed funds for awareness and research. Join the movement. Don your red shoes and red dress to Go Red. It will remind you to follow your health strategy and ask a woman in your life, “What have you done for your heart today?”
Create and Share a Life-Saving Strategy Today
Go Red for Women has created a life-saving strategy for us! Go Red wants every woman to know that heart disease is largely preventable. We must take action and be proactive to take control of our heart health.
Thanks to decades of research by The American Heart Association, we now know what former generations did not: heart disease is 80% preventable. Lifestyle plays a large part in prevention. What’s good for your heart is good for your overall health, including your body, your brain, and your mood. Keeping your heart healthy helps prevent a myriad of diseases including diabetes and high blood pressure, and from current on-going research, possibly Alzheimer’s.
Heart disease is no respecter of age. Screening should begin by your twenties. Your doctor will take into consideration your family history and current health numbers for a heart-healthy strategy. If you have never had a screening, or it’s been months or even years, since your last one, Go Red wants you to start planning and protecting yourself today. Schedule your checkup and know your numbers.
The 7 Heart Health Indicators to Know
- Total cholesterol
- Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index
- Waist Circumference
- Understand that the warning signs in women can be different from males prior to a cardiac event; sweating, jaw aches, upper back pain, arm or finger tingling or numbness, shortness of breath, or nausea, and/or feelings of doom may be a signal of an impending cardiac event.
Go Red today and let’s save lives together.