Friday, February 7, 2014

National Wear Red Day

Today is the day that everyone is asked to wear red in support of women’s heart health. February is American Heart Month, with Women’s Heart Week observed February 1 through 7; however, heart disease and stroke are things we should all be educated about year-round. There are many websites that will provide any information you might want.

Heart disease is now the Number 1 killer of women, with stroke being third in line. Many times we don’t know the signs and symptoms of these deadly diseases, but we do know that diet and exercise play a major role in being healthy and preventing major health problems. Typically, women's symptoms are quite different than those men experience.

Women often tend to care for everyone else and neglect themselves in the process. I’m as guilty as anyone of putting myself at the end of the priority list (or not being on it at all), and I certainly know that is not a good thing. I think we should all take a pledge to become aware of our bodies and our health and to take the best care of ourselves that we can. After all, if we don’t take care of ourselves we can’t take proper care of others.

So start eating better, rest, get some sort of exercise daily even if it’s just walking, and see your doctor for any preventative testing necessary to monitor your current health conditions.
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”
(Helen Keller)
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