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Today I am joining bloggers around the globe along with fitbook and the American Heart Association for Blog Your Heart Out Day. A day for us to speak up about the number one killer of women--heart disease.

February is American Heart Month. A few facts from The American Heart Association:
  • Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women 20 and older, killing about one woman every minute.
  • More women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors of developing heart disease.
  • On average 2200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 39 seconds.
Staggering facts, yes? I had no idea.

The American Heart Association has a great page on getting healthy to fight back at this killer. It discusses things we can do, like losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising, etc. Definitely go check out that link. 

Ladies, I encourage you to join the go red for women movement online at and make it your mission to tell 5 other women about the risks of heart disease.

Obviously, it's not just women.

My grandfather died of a massive heart attack at 70. Thing is, many men in his family lived to be in their 90's. Just out of the blue, he was gone. 

Know your risk, talk to your doctor about lipo-protein blood screening, and if you haven't yet: start making healthy choices TODAY. Let's celebrate February by taking care of OUR hearts!