Go Red in February: Women and Heart Disease




February is Women’s Heart Disease Awareness Month! In honor of women’s heart health, I will dedicate a majority of my posts in February to Women’s Cardiovascular Health Issues.

I plan on covering several topics: (possibly more)

1. General Cardiovascular Health
2. Tobacco Cessation
3. Why it’s harder for women to lose weight, and how to break through
4. What really raises your cholesterol? (it’s not the cholesterol you eat)
5. The Alo Diet (hey, if Atkins can have one, so can I)
6. How to look young for a long time

For starters, did you know:

Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 450,000 women each year, about one every minute.

While 1 in 40 American women die of breast cancer, about 1 in 3 die from cardiovascular disease.

More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.

Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

Only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.

Heart disease is largely preventable.

In fact, 80 percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented if women make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.

Cigarette smoking contributes adversely to the top 5 killers of women.

Lear more at http://www.goredforwomen.org/

 

Try to wear something BRIGHT RED throughout February to raise awareness of the number one killer of women!

If the ladies can do it….

 

Then men can too….