February is the love month with St. Valentine’s day or for “Go Red for Women” created by the American Heart Association.
The color Red is such a dynamic color and February is the best month to show up wearing your Red!
The color red has many emotional responses especially the increased “energy” response to influence how you feel.
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Red is the color of energy. It’s associated with movement and excitement. People surrounded by red find their heart beating a little faster. Red is the symbol of life and, for this reason, it’s the color worn by brides in China. Red is used at holidays that are about love and giving (red roses, Valentine hearts, Christmas, etc.)
With St. Valentine’s day just around the corner, you may be thinking what am I going to wear? I want my date night to be special, or I love staying at home with that someone special, either ordering take out or creating a great meal. It could also be a great time to meet up with your friends to catch a movie or have fun be crazy on the dance floor.
Here are few ideas you might want to consider when choosing a new outfit or add to something in your closet:
V-necklines continue to be very popular season after season because this neckline tends to create a visually flattering effect on women with the following body shapes.
Large bust: A lower neckline breaks up the expanse of the bust very effectively while a, a high neckline tends to make the bust look larger
Short neck: A V-neck elongates the neck length. A high neckline shortens the length of the neck.
Broad shoulder line: A V-neck narrows the width of the shoulder line by accentuating your torso with integrity. This neckline is especially imported for the inverted triangle shape woman or pear shape like me.
Petite height: A V-neck elongates and provides a vertical impression for A shorter person like me.
Short waist: A V-neck can offset the short length of a waist by drawing the eye to a vertical direction.
This wrapover top is Long-sleeved top in a soft jersey fabric with a V-neck, sewn wrapover at front, and seam at waist with peplum. H&M
Another great V neck top is the pullover Bias Stripe top. It has beautiful angles and flatters most body types. It is a great top to wear with jeans or leggings, slacks or a maxi skirt. It is a three-quarter sleeve length and hits at the hip.
If you enjoy wearing dresses or want to make a great impression with this fit n flare dress. This type of dress flatters the pear, hour glass, or rectangle body shape.
Let’s move on to the Bigger Red focus for February
The American Heart Association’s focus in February to live a long happier life with healthy living.
February marks the 56th consecutive annual recognition for “American Heart Month”
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans. Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented. Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat.
The federally designated event reinforces the importance of heart health and the need for more research, with a reminder to get families, friends and communities involved.
It’s a tradition that’s over half a century strong. The first proclamation was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack.
Since then, the president has annually declared February as American Heart Month.
American Heart Month is vital for awareness, but the American Heart Association urges people to take care of their hearts year-round.
Consider the facts:
Heart disease kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.
Heart attacks affect more people every year than the population of Dallas, Texas.
83% believe that heart attacks can be prevented but aren’t motivated to do anything.
72% of Americans don’t consider themselves at risk for heart disease.
And 58% put no effort into improving their heart health.
My brother in law suffered a massive heart attack on his way to a physical therapy appointment due to a sore neck. He died in the hospital due to a 80% clogged arteries. He was 38 years old and left my sister as a widow with 2 children, age 11 and 8.
The good news is that heart disease is preventable in most cases with healthy choices, which include not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, treating high blood pressure, getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week and getting regular checkups.
As a division of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to fighting stroke. Visit the Stroke Resource Center for the tools you need to facilitate stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.
Click here to download and print the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke.
Please post it in your kitchen, bathrooms, anywhere in your home and in your car. It could be the best piece of information to save someone’s life.
Here’s to your best health self!