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As this day draws to an end and the weekend begins, I want to give a big THANK YOU to those who participated in wearing Red in support of women who fight heart disease. Especially for those who have lost a loved one and those who still battle today. Remember that heart disease is the number one killer of women.
February is healthy heart month. The American Heart Association uses the color red, which symbolizes power, strength and joy, to wage its fight against heart disease. There are approximately 85.6 million people who content with some various form of heart disease. People with disabilities, who are susceptible to secondary health conditions, have to be very aware of the importance of having a healthy active lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to secondary health conditions such as heart disease. As part of a healthy active lifestyle please make sure to include cardiovascular exercises and activities.
There are many exercises that we all like to do you. Some of us have our own favorites and enjoy them more than others. However, at the end of the day the most important muscle to exercise is your heart. The Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) state that all of us, including people with disabilities, must have at least 150 hours per week of moderate activity. However, to elevate your heart rate to a vigorous level, the PAG recommends 75 minutes per week. If you are serious into making a difference of having a healthy heart, then concentrate on vigorous activities.
The PAG’s are basic standards to better everyone’s lives, especially women and people with disabilities. So, if anything hopefully today’s wear Red Day can make all of us aware of the importance of not only raising awareness for heart disease but also for all of us to do our part with exercise, nutrition, and in leading a healthy active lifestyle.
Please use this day to not only remember the importance of a healthy heart, but also take the time to learn of the signs of heart issues and what to do if experiencing heart complications. Make this not only a day of awareness but also of education. As we know that today in our society obesity is a national concern. Once everyone can embrace the importance of exercising your heart and helping to find a cure then we will all truly have something to be thankful for.