Let’s Have A Conversation About Your Heart

Candy Conversation Hearts for Valentine's DayFebruary is the month where we give heart shaped Valentine’s to the people we love and if you’re like me, you find yourself shamelessly eating conversation
heart candies.  Put down the candies and let’s have a candid discussion about heart health.  You can become part of a movement that empowers women to take charge of their heart health.

Heart disease doesn’t just affect men.  Every year, one in three women will die of heart disease and stroke.  That’s a pretty staggering statistic to read.  We each have the power to prevent, treat, and even end heart disease by educating ourselves and making some simple life style changes.

 

Here’s how you can make a change today and GO RED:reddress

Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose.

Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, be physically active, and eat healthy.

Raise Your Voice: Advocate for more women-related research and education.

Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you and your family.  Teach your kids the importance of staying active.

Donate: Show your support with a donation of time or money.

 

The simplest way to Go Red is by joining PacificSource and the American Heart Association and wearing red this Friday, February 6.  For more education about heart health and how you can improve yours please go to GoRedForWomen.org

Going Red for Healthy Hearts in Boise

"How to stay active at work" Workshop

“How to stay active at work” Workshop

Here’s the scary statistic: Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women. That’s why we’re so fond of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women. Their mission is to give women the information and resources needed to prevent and fight heart disease. With that in mind, a crew of our employees got actively involved in the Go Red for Women Luncheon in Boise, ID.

Leading the charge for PacificSource was one of our Boise managers, Marnie Packard. Not only did she get our employees inspired to help, but she also chaired the event for the American Heart Association. To go along with Marnie, we offered attendees the chance to share an idea to prevent heart disease, gave away heart healthy recipes, gave the chance to play our healthy trivia game, and our Boise Wellness Consultant, Suzie Owen led a workshop on “Staying Active at Work” (complete with printed versions of our infographic: How to get 30 minutes of exercise at your desk). All and all, it was a barrage of heart healthy activities!

A huge thanks to the folks at the American Heart Association for having us at such a fantastic event. And most importantly, we’d like to encourage all women to take a few minutes and learn how you can maintain excellent heart health. Learn more at https://www.goredforwomen.org/.

Here are some snapshots from the event:

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