Heart Healthy

by Sherry Riter in Health

Wear Red Day

Today is the day set aside as National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness of cardiovascular disease which is the cause of one in every three female deaths.

red dressRisk factors for heart disease in women include…

  • high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • high blood pressure
  • Stress and depression
  • obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome — a combination of fat around your abdomen, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high triglycerides
  • Low levels of estrogen after menopause

Heart disease is the number one killer of women and here are some of the signs women should look for…

  • Neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Unusual fatigue

Take your heart health seriously by making an appointment with your physician and join together with women across America to promote awareness today by wearing red.

red dress

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Anything Fits a Naked Man February 5, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Wow! What amazingly gorgeous gowns! They make me feel all "valentiney!" Thanks for posting this, with a reminder about a very worthy cause!

Just found you, I think your blog header is really lovely!


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