National Go Red for Women Day
February 3, 2011
Tomorrow is National Go Red for Women Day. The American Heart Association needs everyone to wear RED to build awareness that cardio vascular disease is the number one killer of women. Stroke is the number three killer of women. You'll notice town landmarks will be lit in red and many business will be supporting this cause by holding heart healthy events and specials. Just after I gave birth to my second daughter I had heart disease, some strange bacteria decided to find an opening in a leaky heart valve. I was in great shape, ate right exercised the whole deal (I was living in California at the time and they pretty much kick you out of if you don't lead a healthy lifestyle) The events that followed were not fun and in my case unavoidable. I had open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve and now I literally "tick". I'm told my case was unique yet now that I'm an American Heart Association Survivor Ambassador I'm not so sure as I've come in contact with numerous other women who also have "unique" stories much more complex than my valve replacement; which is really an common surgery nowadays.
Please wear red tomorrow and encourage your listeners to do so. All the information you need plus a great "healthy heart" check list can be found at GoRedForWomen.org. And while your encouraging your listeners to get themselves checked how's about you go through that little list too ? And thanks for wearing red tomorrow!
She buzz words
- Sippy Cup
She could be working at a
- Baby store
- Gas station
- Lingerie shop
She could be a
- Gymnastics coach
- Hospital administrator
" Do I really need to stop everything I'm doing to help you find something in the refrigerator, even when it's so close it could bite you?"
In one year the average American eats enough salt to fill 57 shakers, that's 1.2 million mg. adults should consume not more than two-thirds of a teaspoon a day yet most processed foods is saturated with it. Potato chips are packed with sodium with the salt-and-vinegar brand coming in as the greatest offender and Terra Original and Kettle Unsalted coming in as a top pick. Too much salt is dangerous to a diet and is hidden in many foods. How much does she consume daily?
Sea salt, table salt and kosher salt a have similar amounts of sodium.
Her diet can be affected by what those around her order. Studies show that women tend to adjust their ordering based on those around her. A good rule of thumb would be to be the first one to order when dining out.
The Mumbani Fresh Face pillow, cushioned she wears like a face mask to minimize pressure and hopefully the appearance of wrinkles. www.mumbani.com
76 percent of her daily vitamin c requirement can be found in half of a grapefruit.
Valentines Day is Coming up. Americans spend about 14 billion celebrating with candy, flowers,jewelry and cards. About 190 million valentines are sent each year, not include the exchanges that happen in kids classrooms.
- Women spend about $72 on gifts
- Men spend about $135
- 25 percent treat their significant other to dinner out.
- 51 purchase gifts for their pets
Here are some sweet sites that could do the work she doesn't have to for.
- theCravory.com: offers 950 different kinds of cookies.
- smoreSmoochies.com: graham crackers at their finest!
- chocomize.com: build and send your own custom made candy bar.
- elenis.com: amazing decorated cookies representing love and other things.
- She's not celebrating Valentines Day
- pinkKisses.com is a site created by a scorned woman; former new reporter; Ellie Scarborough complete with a Kiss Him Goodbye feature where she can upload a picture of an ex boyfriend is say goodbye online.
She fashion sigh
High waisted wide bell bottomed jeans are in for spring. Once again another trend that only looks good on tall skinny girls.
She could win new shoes every week for a year from Saks Fifth Avenue. stylefind.com/winshoes
There is money to be made with the stuff she's got hanging in her closet. First she gathers the goods. Deciding to keep or sell her stuff is hard. Here are some guidelines:
- Sell anything that hasn't been worn in two years.
- Sell anything that is overly colorful and or unflattering.
- If you justify it 'just because', sell it.
- Keep the items you really, really wear regularly.
- Any items in questions should get boxed away and checked in a month or so. If she didn't miss the item she should sell it.
Here are some sites to sell her old clothes:
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