Educate YOUR Women Friends About Heart Health

Today’s Guest post is from Mama Luvs Books. What a great reminder for us all!

Are You Monitoring Your Heart Health?

I went to the “Go Red for Women” event today at the Rhode Island Convention Center put on by the American Heart Association. It was a wonderful event with educational sessions, display/information tables, a Twitter party during the event, and a nice healthy luncheon with motivational speakers. The facts about women and heart disease (and it continuing to be the #1 killer) is quite astounding. Did you know???

“The human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times during an average lifespan. But for many women, their lifetimes will be cut short by heart disease. Today, we will lose one woman every minute to heart disease. More women will die from heart disease, than from all cancers combined. And to rattle the feminists, heart disease now kills more women than men.”-

It’s very scary to know the risks and how many women you know in your life it could affect. We need to SHARE awareness with each other. We need to educate each other on the risk factors and on prevention. You need to eat healthy, exercise, know your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, weight), don’t smoke, etc.

Here are a few things I learned today:

Read the rest at Mama Luvs Books.

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