Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day!®
Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
National Wear Red Day® — the first Friday each February — is our special day to bring attention to this staggering fact. We encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives.
Let’s bring awareness of heart disease and stroke among women by wearing something RED!
American Heart Association Go Red for Women
Well-Women Visit Guide
Cardiovascular Health Guide
Foods in Red Recipe
Drinks in Red Recipe
Easy Sugar Swap!
|National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, St. Petersburg College is proudly participating in American Heart Month. In Pinellas County, heart disease is the 2nd leading cause of death, which is why it is important to reduce your risks.
YOU can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
To help lower your risk:
• Watch your weight
• Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
• Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
• If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
• Get active and eat healthy
For more information, visit CDC Heart Month
Overview of Heart Disease
Talking to your doctor
Ways to reduce sodium
High Blood Pressure: How to Make Control Your Goal
Reference: Pinellas County Health Assessment, pg 55
Struggling to maintain your New Year’s resolution?
Here are some quick tips to help you refocus and continue reaching your goal!
5 tips for maintaining those New Year’s Resolutions
• Positive affirmations: There is power in remaining positive. It leads to a more productive mindset and helps to focus you in on a specific outcome.
• Define your goal(s): Make vague goals and expect to fail. Make well-defined goals and have a plan of attack, and success won’t be far off.
• Avoid previous resolutions: Repeating last year’s failed resolutions can easily be a set-up for frustration, repeat failure and major disappointment.
• Tell others about your goals: Spread the word among family and friends. Go on record as having New Year’s resolutions. That way you’ll have built-in support and encouragement when you’re wavering or (even better) when you’re doing well.
• Be patient: The experts say it takes about 30 days for a New Year’s resolution or activity to become a habit and half a year for it to become consistent. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient and expect to revert to your old habits on occasion, but get back on track as soon as you can.
Source: Cole, F. (Dec 9, 2015). Tips for maintaining those New Year’s resolution. BayCare Clinic’s Blog. Retrieved January 25, 2016, from http://www.baycare.net/blog/2016/january/tips-for-maintaining-those-new-years-resolutions
As an SPC employee you get 2 FREE personal training sessions per year that can be used anywhere on campus, at anytime you’d like.
Working with a personal trainer is a fantastic opportunity to receive one-on-one attention from a fitness professional who can show you how to reach your fitness goals.
Visit our Personal Training page to learn more about our personal training program:
- Meet your personal trainers
- Schedule your sessions
- Learn what to expect when working with a personal trainer
- And more!
Don’t miss out on your free sessions this year, contact a personal trainer today!
Swing by AD-180 on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus today and receive your free Biometric Screening. This is the last opportunity for 2015!
Event ends at 4pm.