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Go Red for Women empowers women to take charge of their physical, mental and maternal health

Posted at 1:20 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 15:20:17-05

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of women. It claims more women's lives than all forms of cancer combined.

We talked with Dr. Amy Khan, from Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah who says the American Heart Association recently noted an alarming decline in awareness that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women – and too many women, particularly our youngest most diverse women, remain unaware.

Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association's signature women's initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women, empowers women to take charge of their physical, mental and maternal health.

One facet of mental health is resilience – the ability to withstand, bounce back and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.

Nearly a year into this pandemic, this may be a good time for a resilience workout.

Take care of yourself (get enough sleep, try to eat nutritious meals, maintain social connections)

  • Reflect on problems you've overcome before
  • Focus on gratitude
  • Don't go it alone
  • Practice
  • Hang in there

You can find more information on Go Red for Women at heart.org.