February is Heart Health Month. It's a month to look over and evaluate your lifestyle. Do you eat heart healthy? Do you exercise enough? Do you have too much stress in your life? These are all questions that you need to ask yourself and be very honest about.
The American Heart Association is doing a lot with women's heart disease. Most people think only men need to be concerned about heart disease, but did you know that every minute, someone's mother, daughter, wife or sister dies from heart disease and stroke in the United States. I encourage you to go to www.americanheart.org. and see all they are doing. Here are just a few of some great programs you can take advantage of:
1. GO RED FOR WOMEN: is the American Heart Association's nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together and fight heart disease, the No. 1 killer of American women. This Friday celebrate the "Go Red For Women" and wear red. If it's a red dress, red t-shirt, red pin, or red lipstick, just wear red and show your support to fight women's heart disease.
2. CHOOSE TO MOVE: Choose To Move is the American Heart Association's free 12-week physical activity program dedicated to helping real women everywhere incorporate healthy habits into their busy life. It takes you step-by-step through simple exercises and offers great tips for increasing your physical activity and gives you heart healthy recipes and nutrition information.
3. Go Red Heart Check Take the Go Red Heart CheckUp to learn your risk. It only takes a few minutes and can save your life. With results, you’ll be rewarded with a Personal Action Plan. It’s your customized guide to help you achieve your fitness and nutrition goals and live heart smart.
These are just a few of the many programs, education, and great tools the American Heart Association is giving and doing in order to get the public aware of the seriousness of heart disease. Take a look and take a stand by keeping yourself heart healthy. Your heart will thank you for it!