This week, the Go Red bloggers are focusing on spreading the word about women’s heart health! As I said previously, I learned about women’s risk for heart disease several years ago through all the coverage in a February issue of Glamour magazine. They shared stories of young women who had had heart attacks or heart disease and talked about the signs of a heart attack (which can be different in women and men, and which women often ignore). Up until that point, I had no idea what a serious health threat heart disease was, but that piece really motivated me to get in shape and eat well. I really believe spreading the word can have an effect, which is why I am part of this campaign. And I’d love if other people joined in in spreading the word next week on Friday, February 22.
If you’re a blogger, please join BLOG YOUR HEART OUT day next Friday and write about Go Red for Women and women’s heart health. Get more details here.
If you’re not a blogger, you can still help spread the word by participating in a Twitter chat next week about heart disease in women. The hash tag is #BYHO2013. (If you’re not sure how to join a Twitter chat, I usually do them using Tweetchat.)
And, of course, if you’re not a social media person, you can still get the word out through conversations with the people in your life about heart disease and heart health.
After you mark your calendars for the Twitter chat, you can stop by the fitbook by fitlosophy Facebook page and enter a drawing to win a fitbook fitness and nutrition journal from fitlosophy!