Friday, February 3rd is National WEAR RED DAY. Wear Red and show your support for women’s heart health. Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women.
While women get yearly pap smears and mammos they do not often associate themselves as having risk for heart disease and stroke. Women work hard and in many cases manage the household and family affairs while holding down a fulltime job. WE ARE AT RISK. When I saw this video I guiltily acknowleged that I have cooked dinner, and thrown laundry in the washer while making business calls. I realized that I, like the woman in the video might consider delaying a call for myself to 911 for because I wouldn't want the EMT''s to think I am sloppy. (Heaven forbid!) I know this because I straighten the house before going out in case we get robbed. ( ??? ) I know.
Check out Elizabeth Banks, director and star of “Just a Little Heart Attack,” a new short film from Go Red For Women. The little film is about a supermom who takes care of everyone but herself, and learns the lesson that she better look at herself as well. Just a Little Heart Attack http://www.goredforwomen.org/?popup=little-heart-attack
Sign up with the Americna Heart Association for newsletters and a free Red Dress Pin to wear every year on National GO RED DAY by opening this link. https://www.goredforwomen.org/registration.aspx
Heart disease can affect women of any age. That’s why it’s so important to make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.
Learn how to reduce your risk for heart disease http://www.goredforwomen.org/ReduceYourRisk/index.aspx
Excerpt from "Get Fit To Go- Motivation to Exercise and be Healthy!" Unltd. Publishing LLC, Fit To Go H&F Copyright 2010 May not be reprinted without the author's permission. Feel free to try it though!
Staying motivated is the biggest challenge
"Every New Year’s Eve folks gather together to reflect on their lives and proclaim to make changes for the better. In between bites of cheesecake we ease our guilt with a firm promise that in the New Year we will lose weight and exercise once and for all. While the champagne is still bubbling, we look ahead to thinner, healthier days. More often than not, our good intentions are swept away in the morning with the confetti.
Have faith. Next year can be the year of your success. Starting now.
The key to getting fit is sticking with an exercise program year round. Do what you can, whenever you can, for the good of your health. Knowing that you can prevent a variety of diseases caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle is a strong incentive to exercise. "
Make small changes each day.
Change habits one at a tim.:
Use extra virgin olive oil and vinegar or lemon instead of creamy salad dressings.
Use jam on your bagels and toast instead of butter or cream cheese.
Eat whole grain breads instead of bread made with refined flour.
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables each day.
Use skim milk insteqad of whole milk
Get out for a walk as often as possible.
Drink lots of water.
Eliminate or limit soda.
Avoid sugar as often as possible.