Did you know that February is national Heart Month? Not just because it's the month of love...but the month of healthy heart awareness, too!
Here are some interesting heart facts from my friends at the American Heart Association, where I'm a social media ambassador for them. Coincidentally, heart health and stroke awareness is our #NWARKCares blogger group focus for this month as well...so I'll be getting lots of social media help from my bloggy friends on this one.
- Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
- When it comes to beating heart diseases and stroke, change can be the cure.
- Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for Hispanic women, killing nearly 21,000 annually. Make an appointment today to learn your risk. https://www.goredforwomen.org/well-woman-visit/well-woman-visit/
- Cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030.
One way is very easy! Tomorrow, February 5, join me with the American Heart Association and Northwest Arkansas Bloggers to wear red to show your support for the movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. It’s not just a man’s disease! Learn more: http://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday
Post a selfie of yourself wearing red on Friday and join the awareness! Use hashtags #NWAheart and #NWAGoRed
Here's the link for more Go Red information.