February 04, 2010

Paint the Town RED

In case you didn't know, February is American Heart Month. Another little-known fact is that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States. Jonesie, Ny and I learned a lot about heart disease last year as participants in the Go Red for Women: Better U program with the American Heart Association.

During the 12-week program we learned to make better food choices, become more active, and research our family histories to determine whether we were at higher risk for heart disease. {You can see our individual stories here}. The thing about heart disease is that it is largely preventable and the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big impact in the long run.

This Friday, February 5, women across the country are going to wear red to help raise awareness about heart disease. So decide to wear red on Friday and make health your best accessory! For more information on how you can reduce your risk of heart disease, visit the CDC's site or the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women site. You can even sign up for a free Go Red for Women pin! I'll be wearing mine at Blissdom.

*Image courtesy of Unique Vintage, a vintage-inspired clothing and accessories boutique that is supporting the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement throughout the month of February by donating 25% of sales from select RED items to the AHA.

post signature

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails