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February is The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women month.
Just as pink has become the official color in the fight against breast cancer, red is being used to symbolize the fight against heart disease in women. If you’ve seen anyone wearing a red dress pin, that is what it represents.
Friday, February 4, is the official Wear Red Day for 2011. There are a number of corporate sponsors who will be participating by making donations to The American Heart Association on honor of this day. The sponsors include Macy’s, Campbell Soups, Cutco Cutlery, and many others. To see what specials they are offering, go to sponsor programs.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Check out the Go Red For Women website to find more ways you can get involved.
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Jack Lalanne was the original fitness guru.
Back when his television show started he was the only one doing anything like this. This was at a time when the words “ladies” and “exercise” were never used together. Who would have guessed that it would lead to the massive fitness industry that exists today! Let’s take a look back at the birth of that industry.
Did you notice how gentle his approach was to this revolutionary idea? And how terribly uncomfortable the workout clothing looked! But Jack LaLanne, with his low key, black and white tv show, introduced the idea of using television to promote fitness, and he aimed the show at women. He was truly ahead of his time!
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is observed on the last Wednesday of September.
It is organized by the Health Information Resource Center and the purpose is to encourage women of all ages to develop healthy habits.
Events take place all over the country in locations such as schools, churches, community centers, and health clubs. Activities vary by location and can include exercise demonstrations, health screenings, seminars, etc.
This year 40,000 – 100,000 women are expected to participate in National Women’s Health And Fitness Day across the country. For more information, go to