What you Wear Speaks Volumes
National Wear Red Day is Friday February 4
Fashionably show your support for the fight against heart disease by wearing red this Friday. You are invited join us at the Spa where employees and guests are encouraged to sport their favorite red ensemble! Glen Ivy Hot Springs will also be raising money for research through the sale of red paper hearts for $1 each.
Did you know…
That heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year?
Did you know…
That heart disease claims the lives of over 433,000 American women each year?
How we can Make It Our Mission to fight heart disease among women:
- Wear red on February 4, 2010
- Help raise funds through donations and fundraisers for lifesaving educational programs and the development of new treatments to fight heart disease
- Make our peers aware of heart disease, its impact on women and how we can fight back
- Love our hearts by being physically active, eating a heart-healthy diet and being educated about heart disease and its risk factors
10 Ways to Love your Heart
- Be active: AHA recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day.
- Eat smart: Enjoy a diet low in sodium, saturated fat and trans fat, and rich in fruits, vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, and monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat.
- Don’t smoke: Talk to your healthcare provider about smoking cessation programs in your area. Many are free!
- Know your numbers: Write down your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index. Discuss with your doctor healthy numbers for you and how to help keep your heart healthy.
- De-stress: Stress can cause us to overeat, be sedentary or engage in other health-risk behaviors like smoking, all of which can increase your risk of developing heart disease. Take control of stress by meditating, writing in a journal or going for a brisk walk.
- Maintain a healthy weight: Excess weight can increase your risk of developing heart disease. Losing even a small amount of weight can help to decrease your risk.
- Evaluate your risk: Age, gender, race/ethnicity, family history and other medical conditions can all increase your risk of developing heart disease. Know which factors affect you and what you can do to reduce them.
- Listen to your heart: When warning signs pop up, pay attention to them. By visiting a doctor early, your chances of avoiding a serious condition increase.
- Know the facts: Read up on heart disease. By knowing about the culprit, you will be better prepared to help prevent and fight it. Visit GoRedForWomen.org for more information.
- Follow up regularly: Keep track of your heart health and risk factors by visiting your doctor regularly for medical checkups.