Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined–more than breast cancer. We need to start taking care of ourselves and this means arming ourselves with knowledge, eating better, getting regular check ups, exercising, and more. So we’re going to be spending the month helping you take the first step to a healthier heart. We can do it together!
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s New Book
Our own Advisory Board member, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum unveiled her new heart book, “Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart–Healthy Life.” We’ll be giving an autographed copy during our Heart2Heart Twitter party.
28 Days of Heart Health Tips
You’ll notice a different heart health tip every day on the right hand corner of our home page. After reading Suzanne’s book, I started working on kicking my caffeine habit and drinking more water. In fact, all the ladies at the office have a daily goal of drinking three 23.7 ounce bottles of water. We keep each other honest and on track. Did you know drinking water in the morning increases the production of new blood and muscle cells? Only 26 more tips on the to-do list.
A Heart2Heart Twitter Chat
On February 5 we are hosting a Twitter chat with the Go Red For Women organization. Dr. Steinbaum will be helping us all learn how we can take steps to a healthier heart. We have generously donated prizes from Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association. Collective Bias, TheMomiverse, and Girls Lunch Out will be co-hosting the event with us.
The chat will be at 9pm EST and the hashtag for the event will be #heartthrobs
Heart Healthy Helpful Content
Our writers have also jumped on the heart health bandwagon. Nicki Anderson, our fitness expert, has written two posts! “The Four Truths of Weight Loss” and “Three Ways to Love Your Heart” will post next week, and Andrea Eldridge will introduce you to “Getting Heart Smart with Technology” as well.
Did you know drinking at least 15 ounces of water in the morning helps with weight loss by boosting your metabolism by as much as 24 percent?
A Month of Heart Health Facts and Tips
We’ll also be tweeting and posting all sorts of helpful infographics and information so you can join us in the quest to be heart smart and healthy. Did you know walking is the single most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health and that for every hour of walking, life expectancy may increase by two hours?