Sharing my Blue with the Red
While this blog is dedicated to colon health and colon cancer awareness, today I feel its important to share the spotlight with another important cause: heart health. So while I’m usually bleeding blue (color for colon cancer), today I will move over and give the spotlight to red. Because after all, that’s what all of us wish pink would do once and a while, right?
Today is National Wear Red Day. It’s a day dedicated to bringing awareness of heart disease and stroke in women (and men too). Like colon cancer, it has as a risk of sneaking up on you unexpectedly and many assume it’s just a “man’s disease.” The truth is though, stroke and heart attacks impact women just as much as men, and it’s actually the number ONE killer of women in America. Surprised? I was. The good news is, like colon cancer, it’s preventable.
Two of the easiest things you can to is to:
1. Know the warning signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke and other heart-related problems.
2. Eat heart-healthy meals.
I encourage you to be aware of this health risk, and to inform yourself. Visit the Go Red website for more info. And eat an apple today, will ya?