Wear Red for Women Day!


Today is the annual Wear Red for Women to emphasize the need for women’s heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women over twenty. Th go red campaign celebrates women’s health and seeks to create an awareness of this largely preventable disease.

So, ladies find some red in your closet and wear it proudly today. Actually I commit to wearing red or hearts every day in February and exercising daily. I must confess that red is my favorite color and it is not a hardship to wear something red each day for an entire month!

According to the AMerican Heart Society who sponsors the Go Red day “about 48% of women have a total cholesterol of 200 mg/dL and above, which puts them at risk for heart disease”.

Know your risk

Your total Cholesterol Level should be less than 200.

Desirable                Less than 200
Borderline High     200 to 239
High                        240 and above

About 39 million women age 20 and older have high blood pressure. 22% of people with high blood pressure don’t know they have it.

Normal Blood Pressure   Below 120/80
Pre-Hypertension           120-139/80-89
Hypertension                  140/90 or higher

Other risk factors are lack of activity, smoking and family history of diabetes.

Choose to take ACTION and Lower Your Risk

•Eat a healthy diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and sodium.
•Keep your weight under control.
•Control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
•Manage your blood sugar if you have diabetes.
•Get regular medical checkups.
•Talk to your doctor about a prevention plan and medicines that may be right for you.
•Don’t smoke, and avoid tobacco smoke.
Ladies…let’s reduce the number!!!!  Get out their and exercise, improve your diet, get a check up and spread the word.
I’ll see you on the trails!!!
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One Response to Wear Red for Women Day!

  1. LEARN MORE ABOUT HEART HEALTH AT SCIENCE CAFE – FEB 15th

    TUE 2/15. 6:30 – 8:30pm. Science Cafe: Prevention of Heart Disease: Managing Risk Factors.
    The Irregardless Café, 901 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh 919.833.8898
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Why is heart disease different in women versus men? Why are some people more prone to heart disease than others? Is a healthy diet and exercise enough to prevent it? Will statins prevent heart disease in healthy people? What role does second hand smoke really play? Prevention is key to minimizing the impact of heart disease on our bodies, our longevity and our quality of life. We’ll explore the risk factors, the role of genetics and the things we can do to minimize heart disease.

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