Credit: American Heart Association Puget Sound

National Wear Red Day

Go Red For Women is a movement that starts with you. Lead by example and make the time to “Know Your Numbers.” It’s knowledge that could save your life.

 Five numbers, that all women should know to take control of their heart health are:

  1. Total Cholesterol
  2. HDL (good) Cholesterol
  3. Blood Pressure
  4. Blood Sugar
  5. Body Mass Index (BMI)
  6. Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. It’s time for all women to learn the most critical numbers in their life — their hearts depend on it.

    Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. It’s time for all women to learn the most critical numbers in their life — their hearts depend on it.

    Here’s how:

     

    1. Understand Risk Factors
      • There are some you can control like blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, lack of regular physical activity, and some you can’t control like age, gender, and family history.
      • That’s why it is important to Know Your Numbers, learn your Family History and discuss all risk factors with your healthcare provider.
    2. “Know Your Numbers”
      • Five numbers can change your life – Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI).
    3. Take Action and Manage Your Numbers
      • Schedule a separate visit with your healthcare provider to learn these numbers and commit them to memory.
      • Work to improve your numbers, if necessary.
      • SOURCE:  American Heart Association Go Red For Women
      • American Heart Association PUGET SOUND for local events , news, awareness and fundraising.  More important, they are there to help and answer questions:)

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Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 2X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital with weekly participation in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”