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Today Kicks Off Women’s Heart Week

Today Kicks Off Women’s Heart Week

Let’s learn more about Women’s Heart Week.

Starting today and ending on February 7th is Women’s Heart Week, an annual outreach program that asks women to take a more vested interest in their heart health.  With heart disease still the leading cause of death in the United States, it’s more important than ever to take better care of our hearts.  Women’s Heart Week focuses on different themes every day to promote prevention, education, symptoms awareness, and early intervention.  Here’s how the week is broken down:

  • February 1st: Risk and Symptoms Awareness

Many women ignore their symptoms, missing the opportunity to prevent their heart conditions from getting worse.  On this day, let’s learn about our risk for heart disease and learn about some of the early signs of a cardiovascular condition.  This way, we can act quickly for the sake of our hearts.

  • February 2nd: Exercise and Fitness / “Wear Red Day”

Staying fit and getting the right amount of exercise is important for our heart health.  On this day, let’s make an effort to get moving!  This day is also National Wear Red Day; let’s all wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives!

  • February 3rd: Nutrition and Supplements

Maintaining a healthy diet is also an important part of caring for our heart health.  On this day, let’s make an effort to avoid fatty, cholesterol-laden foods and instead fill our diets with heart-healthy foods such as fish, nuts, oats, and fresh produce.

  • February 4th: Holistic Health and Stress Management

In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime, it’s important that we consider other aspects of our wellbeing for the sake of our hearts.  Because stress can raise our blood pressure and place unnecessary strain on our hearts, it’s important to learn strategies to help us combat our stressors.

  • February 5th: Medication Safety

Prescription medications are meant to help us, not harm us.  That’s why it’s so important that we understand proper medication dosage and use.  Using medication responsibly is also an important aspect of keeping our hearts healthy.

  • February 6th: Health Care Self-Management

It’s important that we continue our health journeys long after Women’s Heart Week ends.  On this day, we might want to learn tips on how to stay motivated and dedicated to managing our health.

  • February 7th: Positive Self-Image

We are all strong, intelligent, and beautiful individuals.  On this day, let’s celebrate our strength and resilience.  As a community of women, joining together can stop heart disease in its tracks!

According to the Women’s Heart Foundation, Heart Disease is the number one killer of American women. Recognizing symptoms and risks, making lifestyle changes and getting timely care can save a woman’s life. Women’s Heart Week is a national outreach campaign aimed at improving women’s outcomes from this deadly disease.

We at  The Maria Sanchez Show hope you will join us as we celebrate every day of Women’s Heart Week.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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