Red is by far the sexiest of colors. Here’s why you should be wearing it all month and not just on February 14th…
Gotcha! Were you looking for some images of our luxurious red lingerie? Well We’ve got those… but that’s not why we think you should be wearing red this Friday and the rest of the month! Take these reasons to heart…
Go Red for Women
Did you know that heart disease is the NO. 1 killer of women? It causes 1 in 3 deaths every year — that’s 1 woman a minute! Women also have a much higher lifetime risk of stroke than men and about 55,000 more females than males have a stroke each year. Join the Go Red for Women movement on February 1st, It’s time to take our cardiovascular health seriously and learn what it takes to protect yourself against heart attack and stroke.
G: Get Your Numbers – Know what your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are
O: Own Your Lifestyle – Stop Smoking, lose weight, exercise, eat healthy
R: Realize Your Risk – We never think it will happen to us
E: Educate Your Family – Make healthy food choices and keep kids active
D: Don’t be Silent – Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No.1 killer
Wear Red to Celebrate Heart Month
February isn’t just for lovers it is also American Heart Month! Just like Go Red for Women Day, American Heart Month looks to continue the education about heart health all month. We’ll bet you that almost anyone you know knows someone affected by heart disease, it’s that common! But, it’s also the most costly! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that heart disease and strokes cost our country more than $320 billion a year. Spread the red!
Wear it for Your Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Sister, BF…
We know we sound like a broken record… but tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No.1 killer. Most women believe that breast cancer is the culprit but while one in 31 American women die from this type of cancer every year, she is ten times more likely to die of heart disease! It is not just a man’s disease! And by the way, a heart attack in a man may appear differently than in a woman so learn to identify the major symptoms and call 911 when they occur. Get familiar with the signs of a heart attack (for both men and women):
Symptoms of a heart attack in both men and women:
- Squeezing chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in chest
- Pain spreading to shoulders, neck, arm or jaw
- Feeling of heartburn or indigestion with or without nausea and vomiting
- Sudden dizziness or brief loss of consciousness
Symptoms more likely in women:
- Indigestion or gas-like pain
- Dizziness or nausea
- Unexplained weakness or fatigue
- Discomfort or pain between the shoulder blades
- Recurring chest discomfort
- Sense of impending doom
Wear Red for Love’s Sake
As women we tend to put others before ourselves, wear red this month to remind yourself to commit to your heart health. What does that look like? It’s as easy as moving more, eating healthy and monitoring your blood pressure. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others when they need you!
And, finally, a Healthy Heart is a Sexy Heart!
Let’s wear red because It’s February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s a passionate month after all and we want your heart to skip a healthy beat during this romantic of all the months – we think there’s nothing sexier than a healthy heart!
What’s your heart health strategy? Will you be wearing your red dress this Friday? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!