This post was sponsored by the American Heart Association, But All Opinions are my own.
Did you know that 1 in 3 women die from heart disease and stroke every year? No? Did you know that together we can change this number? 80% of cardiac events can actually be prevented.
There are a few risk factors when it comes to heart disease and stroke.
- Overweight and obesity
- Poor diet
- Physical inactivity
- Excessive alcohol use
As a woman and mother, I know that I often eat some of the most unhealthy foods because I am in a rush and I know that I don't exercise near enough. I often make excuses as to why I can't eat better or why I can't get out and at least walk. When in reality there is no excuse.
The Americain Heart Association has partnered with Macy's to encourage us to make our health a priority with Go Red For Women. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease (and stroke) in women. You will have a chance to win a $1,000, $500, or $250 Macy's gift card, just some added motivation.
To getting started is easy join the #GoRedGetFit Facebook group to get going toward a healthier lifestyle. The #GoRedGetFitchallange is a quarterly challenge that will leave you looking and feeling better, not to mention the fact that you will leave it as a healthier person all around.
By joining the Facebook group, you will have access to 2 nationally known fitness trainers, Scott Parker and Lisa Morales and they will get you started on a journey to being healthier and more fit for life.
In my opinion, the key to a healthier lifestyle is support, so grab a couple of your girls that will do this challenge with you, and along with the fitness trainers, you can help motivate each other. If you don't have friends you could try to find people in the group that are in your area to team up with.
Life is honestly too short to not take care of our bodies so #GoRedGetFit!