Healthy Living

Go Red on February 7th!

February is National Heart Disease Awareness month. Join the American Heart Association in raising awareness by going red on February 7th! 

 

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Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women, and kills more women than all cancers combined?

Did you know that 43 million women suffer from heart disease?

Did you know that while heart disease affects women of all ethnicities,

if you are a Hispanic woman you are more likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than a non-Hispanic white woman?

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What can you do? 

*Show your support by going red on February 7th! 

*Join the Go Red movement. 

Women that join the Go Red Movement lead healthier lives, by changing their lifestyles. Here are some of the things that women are doing:

  • More than a third of women who joined the Go Red Movement have lost weight.
  • More than 40 percent have gotten their cholesterol checked
  • A third of women have consulted a doctor and are working on a plan to be heart healthy.
  • More than 50 percent of women have increased their exercise levels
  • 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets.

*Visit  GoRedForWomen.org (GoRedCorazon.org in Spanish)  to get more information about Go Red, or visit the Go Red Facebook page.

  • Go Red on February 7th to show your support!
  • Make a donation: Donate to support research and educational programs.
  • Volunteer: Contact your local American Heart Association office to find out how you can get involved!
  • ShopHeart.org: Proceeds will support American Heart Association’s efforts to educate women and stop this silent killer.

*Watch (and share!) this video: “Just a Little Heart Attack directed by actress Elizabeth Banks, where she shows us how  easy it is to get caught up in everything and ignore the signs of “just a little heart attack.”


 

 

If you’re going RED on February 7th, send me a photo of you in your best red attire and you might be featured in a future post! Please email your pics to diana.ladydeelg at gmail.com 

Pictures must be submitted by February 9th at noon (EST). 

Diana Limongi
welcome! I'm a Latina working mom from Astoria, NY, mom to a trilingual four-year old. I blog about motherhood, Latino issues, women's issues, work/life balance, food, parenting and raising my multilingual and multicultural son!

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