As we have discussed…or t least I have discussed, February is American Heart Month. And today is National Wear Red Day. My fellow WomenHeart sisters and other women who have experienced a cardiac event, also consider this Go Red for Women Day.
Go Red is an acronym for the following: G – Get your numbers, specifically blood pressure and cholesterol; O – Own your lifestyle, quit smoking, manage your weight, lifestyle and nutrition; R – Realize your risk, one in three women will be affected by heart disease; E – Educate your family, teach your family how to eat well and adopt a healthy lifestyle; D – Don’t be silent, tell every woman you know that heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.
Some Startling Facts
- Stress is a huge contributor to heart disease. Women in stressful careers are much more likely to develop heart disease
- We often ignore symptoms of cardiac events happening in our own bodies because we don’t recognize them as such
- Women of color are at higher risk for developing and dying of heart disease for several reasons
- Diabetes puts anyone at higher risk for developing heart disease
- Obesity puts everyone at risk for developing heart disease and other potentially debilitating conditions
There Is Hope
- 80% of heart disease is preventable with lifestyle and nutrition choices
- 30 minutes of walking daily reduces your risk substantially
- a 10% reduction in body weight can have a significant positive impact on your health
- effective stress management can reduce cardiac risk
- open dialog with your medical provider and being a partner in your own healthcare empowers you to take care of yourself
Don’t just be “aware” during American Heart Month. Keep your heart healthy every month and your heart will take care of you.
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