Two main things to keep in mind is that physical activity and healthy eating reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke:
- In the U.S., only one in five women gets the recommended amount of physical activity (both aerobic and strength training) under federal guidelines.
- About 45 percent of U.S. deaths caused by heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes is because of poor dietary habits, such as high sodium intake, high sugary drink consumption and low intake of fruits and vegetables.
The Go Red for Women luncheon serves as the cornerstone event of empowerment in local communities. Dr. Anita M.
Kelsey, Associate Chief, Section of Cardiology, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center co-chaired such a luncheon held this week at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
“Education and research funding is critical to saving lives”, said Adriana. “CT Latino News is proud to support the Go Red for Women movement in its mission of empowerment through awareness and prevention”, she assured.
sources: American Heart Association, Go Red For Women