Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Roses are red.....

....and I'll be channeling my inner rose on Friday. And I hope you will be too.

Why, you may ask? Great Question!

Friday is the 2010 Go Red for Women Day, which is a division of the American Heart Association, devoted to Womens' Heart Health.

Many of you may not know this, but I have a special place in my heart for American Heart since I was born with a heart defect and have been a "heart baby" ever since. I have been a speaker for AHA for many years and last year was even asked to audition to be a Spokeswoman for the Go Red for Women movement. Obviously, I did not make the cut, but I'm totally fine with that!

If you are not familiar with Go Red it is a support/awareness program for women of all ages to be aware of the growing (deadly) rate of heart disease in women and a reminder to stay active and healthy for our entire lives.

Quick! How do you describe a heat attack?

If you said left arm pain/numbness you would be correct, for a man! Women's heart attacks are much more subtle, but can be just as damaging. The symptoms for a female heart attack can be as mild as a headache, jaw pain or what feels like nerve tingling in the chest/arms. Things most women experience every week and just ignore. Am I saying that every headache or jaw twinge you get is a heart attack? Certainly not, but Go Red (and me! Cause I love ALL the wonderful women in my life) suggest that we get at least a yearly physical to test cardiac function.

So, rock your red on Friday, my loves!

Love to all,
~ a RED hot heart lover, Jess


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I don't own much red buy I'll try my best to wear it own Friday!!

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