from the New Mexico News Connection - A statewide news service for New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM – In New Mexico and across the country, heart disease remains the number one killer of women – and yet many are unaware of the threat. Women are dying of heart disease at the rate of one per minute in the United States because many don’t know the risks related to their lifestyles or how to take action to reverse some of those risks.
Maureen O'Leary with the New Mexico chapter of the American Heart Association says her organization has developed a program just for women. The program is called "Go Red - Better U" and the goal is to help women live healthier lives.
O'Leary explains, "You sign up and register; it's completely free and it's a customized program to make the lifestyle changes, for you specifically."
One of the best ways for anyone to improve their health is to eat right, and O'Leary says the "Go Red - Better U" program understands that can be a big challenge, "It is a whole package. It wants to look at your overall health; it doesn't just want focus on diet or just focus on exercise – it wants to bring those pieces together."
You can visit the program online at http://GoRedForWomen.org .
Richard Alan reporting, email@example.com