Blogging With My Heart 2011

For the second year, I’m joining with the American Heart Association and our friends at fitlosophy, inc. to Blog My Heart Out.

Blog Your Heart Out Badge

Last year I asked you to take a minute to silently honor the influential women in your lives. This year’s campaign requires action, but only a minute or so. YOU can spread the importance of heart health by encouraging at least five women you know to Go Red!. What better way to honor them!

In case you’re doubful, take a look at this information from the Go Red 2011 Fact Sheet:

· Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women age 20 and over, killing approximately one woman every minute.
· More women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
· 1 in 3 American women die of heart disease, compared to 1 in 30 women that die of breast cancer.
· Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
· Eighty percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented if they make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.

Research shows that women who Go Red are more likely to make healthy choices.
· More than one-third have lost weight.
· Nearly fifty percent have increased their exercise.
· Six out of ten have changed their diets.
· More than forty percent have checked their cholesterol levels.
· One-third have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t need any more convincing!

Please join me in checking out the Go Red for Women programs and then sharing them with the people you care about!

Like I just did.

And now, I’m off for a hearty breakfast so that I can complete my leg of the Heart Healthy Weekend Lori conned us into invited us to join! :) Have a great weekend, everyone!

10 thoughts on “Blogging With My Heart 2011

  1. I joined the movement! I lost my Grandparents to heart disease and if we had known more back then it could have been prevented.

  2. Cammy, you have such a beautiful heart. I will check the site out. I’ve lost too many people to heart attacks.

  3. Hi Cammy, thanks so much for this. My Dad is a quintuple bypass survivor, my uncle has had open heart surgery, and my OTHER uncle died WAY too young from heart disease so this is a cause near and dear to me. I will be checking out the site. Have a great weekend.

  4. This is such a wonderful cause. It reminds me of one more reason I am getting healthy. I will be doing my part. Have a great weekend! :-)

  5. Thanks for this, Cammy. My dad survived a massive heart attack and quad bypass at 45, outliving every other male relative on his side of the family. We women aren’t immune. Thanks again for the link!

  6. great post – and thanks for blogging your heart out with fitlosophy and the american heart association! be sure and send your page view count or subscriber #s to so we can tally our BIG results for the american heart association!
    thanks again!

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