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American Heart Association: National Walking Day

In our modern society, we drive to the bus stop, we drive to the train station, we drive to work, we drive to school-well, you get the picture  One hundred years ago, everyone walked everywhere. Nowadays, everyone drives, gets driven, or finds a passive way to travel from one place to another.

Humans were meant to walk. Our bodies need to walk; it helps us stay healthy and active. Walking also reduces the risk of heart disease and helps to maintain cardiovascular health. So, to remind ourselves and society how important it is to walk, ditch the vehicle and walk today!

The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day is a fabulous way to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, breath in some fresh air and get healthy. In honor of National Walking Day, everyone is encouraged to wear sneakers or walking shoes and leave the car keys at home. If you must drive, take a 30 minute walk today not only for yourself, but to help raise awareness about the importance of physical activity. Love this!

Tell your friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors-everyone! Spread the word! Today is the day to wear sneakers and go outside for a fabulous walk! Now step away from the computer and/or mobile device and go outside and take a walk! 

To learn more about the importance of walking, National Walking Day and heart disease, please visit

Go Red for Women Day; help spread the word about heart disease

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. It is a fact. Unfortunately many women do not realize they are at risk for a stroke or heart attack. This is why it is important for everyone, not just women, to help raise awareness about this deadly disease.

Today, February 1, 2013, is “Go Red for Women” day across the country. Today kicks off heart disease awareness month. By wearing red today, you can join women across the country in helping to raise awareness about heart disease. In fact, by wearing red throughout the month of February, you can help raise awareness all month long! Even better!

You do not need to wear an all-red outfit today and everyday this month in order to help raise awareness about heart disease. By wearing one red item, whether it is an accessory, apparel item or a simple red ribbon pin, you will be helping raise awareness about heart disease everywhere you go.

To learn the facts about heart disease, the number one killer of women, please visit GoRedForWomen.organd do not forget to wear your red! Thank you J


Go Red for heart disease during the month of February

On Friday, February 3, 2012, women everywhere wore red in honor of National Wear Red day. National Wear Red day kicked off Heart Disease Awareness Month which is the month of February. Wearing red during the month of February helps to raise awareness of heart disease.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Symptoms are harder to detect in women, than in men. Heart disease, which is also known as cardiovascular disease, is related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries. This can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Although National Wear Red Day has passed, we can still help raise awareness during national Heart Disease Awareness Month by wearing something with red. Of course, since the spring 2012 season is all about color, it should not be too hard to incorporate red into our wardrobes for the month February 

To learn more about heart disease and how to detect a heart problem, please visit

Source: American Red Cross

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