“Red is the first color of spring. It’s the real color of rebirth. Of beginning.” ~ Annie Condie
Are you planning on wearing red tomorrow? The American Heart Association has declared February 5th National Wear Red Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness that “heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet 80% of it is preventable.”
On the Go Red for Women website there are educational articles and resources to educate the public about the importance of children and fitness, and factors which increase chances of heart disease such as high blood pressure, smoking, inactivity and high cholesterol. The useful and free information is there for each and every one of us.
As Conway Twitty once said “listen to advice, but follow your heart.” Always listen to your body, and if it is telling you something is not right, don’t wait – go see a doctor. It could be the difference between death or life.
You can help the fight against heart disease by posting #GoRed on your Facebook page or through other social media. Remember to #gored tomorrow, donate to the cause or fill a shopping cart at the GoRed on-line store.
Thanks for listening and tomorrow is a good a day as any to begin improving your heart health.
My award-winning memoir Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected speaks to this issue which is close to my heart.