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Monday, February 3, 2014

Community Financial Goes Red for Women

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, according to the Center for Disease Control.

The American Heart Association (AHA) established Go Red for Women to increase awareness about heart disease, a disease that claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Reports from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute show that 1 in 4 women die from heart disease each year.

This year, Community Financial will join the American Heart Association in spreading the word about heart disease.  On February 7th, Community Financial will participate in National Wear Red Day®, encouraging all team members to wear red to work and by hosting a Go Red for Women Snack Bar in the branches with healthy heart snacks for our members to enjoy. 

Community Financial encourages women to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle and take preemptive measures to decrease the risk for getting heart disease.  Here are some suggestions and routines team members have adopted to keep their hearts healthy:

“I exercise 1 hour per day.”

“I go for a 30 minute walk each day!”

“I eat Cheerios!”

“I play soccer. There’s nothing like a little competition to get me moving!”

“I eat a serving of oatmeal every day.”

“I eat fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains every day.  It must be a lifestyle change and NOT a diet.”

“I take fish oil daily and encourage women I know who still smoke to STOP!"

“Try to eat healthy and keep up with annual cholesterol checks.”

“Instead of observing my children playing, I get in the action!  This includes riding bikes with them, playing football, baseball or kicking the soccer ball around. This keeps my heart both happy and healthy.“

Stop by any one of our branches for a healthy heart snack from our snack bar this Friday.  To learn more about heart disease in women, visit the American Heart Association’s website, Go Red for Women

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