Be safe. Be healthy. Wear Red. #GoRedby Ellen DuBois on 02/05/16
Along with this website, I have several others. One is my miscarriage support site; another is my Hope Angel Bracelet site and I have two fashion sites- Women's Clothing Closet and Plus Sizes 4 Her. Typically, I wouldn't take a post from my fashion site and put it here, on my author site. I mean- where's the sense in that?
Well, as I was tweeting this post and adding it to my online publications, I realized that it's important to spread the word about women and heart disease- strokes, too. It takes the lives of 1 in 3 women! Those numbers are shocking and sad.
Additionally, heart disease and stroke in women is 80% preventable.
So, I have to ask myself: Why isn't more being done? Or, am I ignorant to all that is being done? I know I haven't discussed this with my doctor and I'm just a squeak away from the end of my forties. Yes, we discuss exercise, lipids, eating right, stress, etc., all of which are contributing factors to heart disease and strokes in women, (men, too).
Creating awareness has always been something I feel a need to do. Miscarriage awareness and support has been my "forte" if you will, for over a decade. Seems to me we need to create more awareness about heart disease and strokes pertaining to women. So, here I am, posting this post from another site because it does just that.
As is just so happens, I am wearing a red sweater today, completely unplanned, as I'm snowbound and typing away. However, my red sweater has taken on a far more important meaning, and it's one I believe in.
Wear red. Talk to your doctor. Create awareness about heart disease and stroke risks in women. Do what you must to safeguard your health and be your own advocate. Be safe. Be healthy. Wear Red.
Here's to a healthy year for all,
Wear Red Day! Make a change on National Wear Red Day and all year long! Let's unite to help prevent heart disease and stroke in women.Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it's 80% preventable. #GoRed
Ellen DuBois: I'm the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and Host of MiscarriageHelp.com. I've also been published with Blue Mountain Arts, and am a contributing author to several books including: Soul Matters for Teens, Sisters, (Blue Mountain Arts gift book), Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders- Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News, Romancing the Soul, More God Allows U-Turns. Additionally, I'm also known as "Miss Ellen"- a piano teacher to students from 5 to tween and beyond-
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