National Wear Red Day, Women and Heart Disease

Did you know that the #1 killer of American women is heart disease?   It kills more women than any other cancer combined.

Here in the U.S. it’s the cause of one in every three female deaths, and almost one woman every MINUTE dies from the disease.

And it does not discriminate.  It affects women from all age groups, ethnicities, family histories, backgrounds and walks of life.

And it’s a largely preventable disease!

Now I don’t need to tell you I’m a big advocate to healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle.  And not just to fit into your jeans.  But to BE and LIVE healthy.  And to prevent diseases such as heart disease.

Small, simple choices in your everyday life can transform your health.  And ultimately your life.

Tomorrow, Friday, February 5, 2010 is National Wear Red Day.

By wearing red we can spread the word to our family, friends and community about making the right choices and taking action.  Because every day you DO have the choice to do what’s right — by eating better, getting some exercise, keeping stress low, and not letting your mood control your food.

In honor of National Wear Red Day I’m sharing an important Public Service Announcement (PSA) that my friend, colleague and wellness expert Stacey Shipman created along with her local chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA). It’s about women, heart disease, and the AHA.  (Stacey not only helped create the video, she’s in it too!)

I urge you to take 2 minutes today to watch this very important message, and pass it along to every woman you know.

So join me, Stacey and other women around the world in living healthy EVERY DAY– inside and out.  Because together we can support one another to be the best we can be — and make heart disease something of the past.

I’ll be wearing my RED on Friday, and I hope you will too.

To learn more about Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association (both sites contain FREE information, programs, services and events) visit:

Go Red For Women

American Heart Disease

And to learn more about Stacey Shipman and visit her website click here.

So stand up and speak up about heart disease by wearing red on Friday, Feb 5th and keep YOUR heart healthy.

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