Electrologists Go Red For Women's Heart Health

January 30th, 2015
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Friday, February 6th is Go Red For Women Day! Did you know that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease or stroke? And that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States? Since more than 95% of all electrolysis clients are women, we feel like we have a vested interest in the health and well-being of the nation's women. We want all of our clients to be healthy and happy!

So, what can you do about this women's health issue?

First, get educated. Did you know that the symptoms of heart attack in women are different from those in men? Watch Elizabeth Banks' portrayal of a heart attack in progress.

In women, heart attacks more closely mimic severe indigestion than the dramatic Fred Sanford style onset. If you're experiencing shortness of breath, a tightening or pressure in your chest, and pain in your jaw, neck or shoulder, in addition to nausea and fatigue, it's time to get to the ER. Early detection is vital for surviving a heart attack.

Second, get healthy! No, you don't have to go on a twigs and leaves diet. But do watch your intake and keep your portions modest. Keep fatty and salty foods to a minimum, and dial back on your sugar consumption. Eat more fish – Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon and other cold water fish are great for keeping your heart healthy. Eat your vegetables! In particular, lots of dark green leafies are beneficial to heart health. If you smoke, quit.

Third, get moving. Just 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease. You don't have get all gussied up for the gym! Just grab Rover's leash and take him for a brisk walk around for half an hour. You'll get your fresh air and exercise, with the added bonus of a tired pooch who will behave well for the rest of the day! No dog to walk? Take up bellydance, hula hooping, or bicycling. All three will get you moving and grooving, and none of them are boring.

Lastly, de-stress. We know, we know, it's easier said than done, but it's important! Actively seek out things that make you happy. Take up yoga or meditation. Stop engaging with that obnoxious person on Facebook who makes you angry. Cut back on your TV viewing. (Did you know that TV viewing can actually aggravate stress, rather than reduce it?) Hit the comedy club – laughter releases endorphins, which create feelings of happiness and well-being. The less stress in your life, the healthier your heart will be!

For more information, check out GoRedForWomen, and take good care of your heart.

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One Response to “Electrologists Go Red For Women's Heart Health”

  1. Wrap your arms around your self and take good care of your❤️, you only have one!

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