National Go Red Day on February 6, 2009

National Go Red Day

 

Please join women across the country on National Wear Red day on February 6,2009, by wearing red on this day- a scarf, a tie, a jacket or a dress.  I’ll be wearing the little red dress pin, too.

The American Heart Association says that the number one killer of  women is due to cardiovascular disease.

There are steps you can take and in time  become a part of your daily life by learning Heart Healthy Habits.

Exercise for 30 minutes a day or on most days.

Eat healthy whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, legumes and fish

If you smoke, quit now!

Lose excess weight.

Know your family history of cardiovascular disease.

 

If you drink alcoholic beverages, drink in moderation.

Limit foods high in saturated fats and dietary cholesterol.

 

You can learn more about the national cause to increase awareness and help women reduce their risk of heart disease.

Http://www.goredforwomen.org

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