I just realized I missed National Wear Red Day since it was last Friday the 4th! For those of you not familiar with the movement, the Go Red for Women movement was started by the American Heart Association in 2004 after nearly 500,000 US women died secondary to cardiovascular disease.
Up until this movement, many Americans thought cardiovascular disease only affected “old men.” The goal of Go Red is to increase awareness of the impact of cardiovascular disease on women’s health. The movement challenges all women to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk.
Check out http://www.goredforwomen.org/BetterU/index.aspx for a bunch of tools to help get you started, including heart healthy recipes, fitness tips, and much more!
Be Healthy. Be Balanced.
-Alicia and Nikki