Today is Go Red For Women Day and the Heart Foundation’s campaign is to raise awareness of heart disease as a critical women’s health issue. Heart disease is the number one killer of Australian women, it kills four times as many women as breast cancer & the rate soars to over 75% in indigenous women. Over 11,000 women will die of heart disease this year. While you can't change your genetic predisposition, you can make positive life enhancing choices. Here's 5 simple things that could reduce your risk & have a significant effect on your heart health later in life.
- Regular check-ups with your health care practitioner.
- Know your blood picture & blood pressure numbers.
- Be a non-smoker.
- Enjoy healthy eating.
- Be physically active for at least 1/2 hour every day.
So today please include a touch of red in your life - wear something red, paint your nails Fire Engine Red, include a little red in a room, convince the Salesperson to let you take a red Ferrari for a spin....whatever it takes to spread the word & unite with women everywhere to raise awareness of this important health issue.