Friday Five – National Wear Red Day
To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association (@American_Heart) created Go Red For Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. This week’s Friday Five highlights the initiative, explains why it’s important, and offers ways for readers to participate and Go Red for Women.
- G: GET YOUR NUMBERS
Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
- O: OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE
Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy.
It’s up to you. No one can do it for you.
- R: REALIZE YOUR RISK
We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills one of three women.
- E: EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY
Make healthy food choices for you and your family.
Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
- D: DON’T BE SILENT
Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.
Reclaim Your Rhythm with Go Red for Women
Join an incredible group of speakers as they share the latest on women’s health and well-being and discuss how Go Red for Women is breaking barriers and achieving equitable health through research, education and advocacy. Watch the premiere on AHA’s YouTube channel, Friday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. CST. Additionally, Go Red for Women has an abundance of resources to help you “Reclaim your Rhythm” by creating “healthy habits that work best for you — and take back control of your physical and mental well-being.”
Get inspired to reclaim your well-being! Join @NancyatHeart, @StarJonesEsq, @JenHale504, Dr. Michelle Albert & Dr. Jessica Mega of @verilylifesci Friday at 2pm ET or watch on demand any time this #HeartMonth: https://t.co/v6V2t14PrS pic.twitter.com/RUNnUPQnGL
— GoRedforWomen (@GoRedForWomen) February 3, 2022
The 2022 Class of Real Women
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Real Women are national volunteers selected to represent a diverse sisterhood of survivors, who actively, urgently and passionately champion the Go Red for Women movement. Often the surprising faces of cardiovascular disease, the Real Women share their powerful survivor stories to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women and inspire others to take charge of their own health and mental well-being.
Meet the 2022 Class of Go Red for Women Real Women. We can’t wait for you to hear their stories. pic.twitter.com/OV3VlbhO20
— GoRedforWomen (@GoRedForWomen) February 1, 2022
Susan Lucci Says Women Should Feel ‘Guilt-Free’ About Taking Care of Their Own Health
In a recent issue of People Magazine, Susan Lucci shares her own heart event story and stresses how important it is for women to take care of their own health and to put themselves on their to-do list!”
Susan Lucci Says Women Should Feel ‘Guilt-Free’ About Taking Care of Their Own Health https://t.co/cX4aoxomMz
— People (@people) January 31, 2022
Healthy for Good
Visit the Go Red for Women website and sign up to be a part of the Healthy for Good™ movement. If you sign up with your email you get a free 10 Under 10: Easy Winter Meals (and More!) digital recipe booklet while supplies last! I signed up and can’t wait to make some of the easy, healthy meals in the booklet.
Add a Twibbon to Your Profile Pic
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Update your profile picture to help raise awareness that prevention is possible! This small act of support helps spread the word in a big way.
— GoRedforWomen (@GoRedForWomen) January 31, 2020