Today is National Wear Red day for women’s heart health awareness. Heart disease is currently the number one killer of women in this country.
At my job today there was a booth set up for women’s heart health awareness and I will share some of the information and statistics:
*Losing as few as 10lbs can lower your heart disease risk
*Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke than adults without the condition
*Women are less likely to call 9-1-1 when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack themselves
*Heart disease kills approximately one woman every minute
The statistics are mostly the bad news, but the good news is regular checkups, proper rest, exercise, a diet full of fruits and veggies, not smoking– these are all things we can consciously make an effort to do to lower risk of heart disease.
The representative also gave away heart healthy snacks– I liked the idea, but regular Cheerios would’ve been a lower sugar option. In any case, it still helps being awareness and really made me think.
For more information on heart disease in women, visit Go Red for Women