Go Red for Women update: The Go Red For Women Luncheon was great today and I got to meet some great local bloggers as well (Brianne from BS in the Midwest and Amber from A Little Pink in the Cornfields). Various speakers took to the stage to shed some light on the heart disease and what we as women can do to prevent it. They shared their first-hand stories of struggles with the disease and gave us practical tips and information about preventing heart disease. Here are a few:
Stay active – try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
Eat well – a heart healthy diet is low in saturated and trans fast and cholesterol.
Watch your weight – maintain a healthy body weight or lose those extra pounds around your waistline.
Quit smoking – stop or don’t start, smoking can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke fourfold in women.
Manage stress – try meditation, yoga or deep breathing.
Every small change we can make is one step closer to a healthier and longer life!
I take off Sunday to head north for this year’s HighEdWeb Conference. Last year we got weird in Austin, this year we take on brew town U.S.A., Milwaukee. What is even cooler is that our keynote speaker this year is none other than Adam Savage from Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters. Cool, huh?