As a woman over 50, you may have experienced many a broken heart, but did you know heart disease has become the leading cause of death among women? It’s almost doubled in the last 15 years according to a survey that began in 1997, by the American Heart Association. (AHA) In 1997, only 30% of women had been identified with heart disease. However, that figure rose to 56% in 2012. Heart attacks increase in women who have already experienced menopause, so it’s especially important for Baby Boomer women to know how to prevent it.
The AHA has been working tirelessly to raise awareness and launched the Go Red For Women Campaign in 2003.
Features of the Go Red for Women website
The Go Red For Women website provides detailed, easy to understand information and articles on how to prevent heart disease and recognize the symptoms. If you’d like to donate you can do so by purchasing tee tee-shirts or books, or by making a cash donation.
Find out what your numbers should be at by clicking on Know Your Risk
The AHA recommends you focus on eating“colorful” vegetables, fruits, fiber-rich grains, whole grains, lean meats, skinless chicken, and fish that’s rich in omega-3’s and low-fat dairy. To find heart-healthy recipes that have been officially approved by the AHA click here.
Find Recipes on Baby Boomster that are healthy and will help prevent heart disease
- Anti-Aging and Heart Healthy Salad Dressings
- Baby Beet and Quinoa Salad
- Citrus Wild Salmon with Tomato Compote Dinner
- Butternut Squash Stew with Cannellini Beans
What will you do to support the Go Red for Women Movement? Please leave a comment below.