Hi, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and a fun Mother’s Day! I was in Austin on Friday to make a delivery to my daughter (her dog!) then busted it back to Dallas on Saturday to attend a family wedding. Our whole crew here in Dallas came over to our house to celebrate Mother’s Day with a barbeque. I love this time of year when the cookouts start, and we can be outside (doesn’t last long in Texas because of the heat!). Today, the Chic at Every Age girls are talking about something a little more serious than fashion. We are collaborating with Doctor on Demand to promote Healthy Heart Fest 2018, a free event happening in Dallas on Tuesday, May 22 from 8 AM to 12 PM CT – register to attend here!
Doctor on Demand is inviting Dallas residents to enjoy a morning of cycling, relaxation (express mani’s and massages), healthy bites (Dallas Farmer’s Market), on-site heart health screenings with Doctor On Demand, and more! The event is free for everyone (children welcome).
- Date: Tues, May 22, 2018
- Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Location: 7 for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Boulevard #107 Dallas, TX 75207
- Register Here: http://doctorondemand.com/events
If you pre-register and attend the event, you will be entered for a chance to win prizes, including a year-long Class Pass membership, five free blowouts from the DryBar, and a $250 shopping spree to The Tot. Also, the first 100 people at the event to download the Doctor On Demand app and register will receive an ultimate swag bag! CycleNation is also offering 30-minute spin classes. Register here to reserve your spot: https://form.jotform.com/81124050637145
Through this collaboration with Doctor On Demand, I’ve realized that heart health awareness is an important topic for women to discuss. In fact, heart disease is leading cause of death for women in the United States. And there are definitely misconceptions out there that it is a “man’s disease.” And, about 1 in 4 women will die from heart disease in the United States every year! While there aren’t many symptoms for those prone to heart disease, high blood pressure, poor diet, lack of exercise, and lifestyle choices increase the chances. Heart disease isn’t just for “older” women, it can affect women of all ages. Physical activity drops sharply during the teenage years, and 15% of girls 6-19 are overweight. These age girls are also smoking tobacco.
Getting into middle age, the risk of heart attack increases significantly with menopause. Each year, 88,000 women have a heart attack between the ages of 45-64 and about half of the women who have had a heart attack before the age of 65 dies within eight years. Am I getting your attention here? It got my attention and is a little scary! I am not the most physically active person in the bunch and never have been. I don’t smoke, and I am not overweight, so I have that going for me. These statistics are very sobering, and I hope you all will consider whatever it takes to lower your risk of this disease.
Doctor On Demand is a nationwide healthcare service that provides video visits with board-certified physicians, psychiatrists, and licensed psychologists all through your smart devices and desktop computers. All you have to do is download the Doctor on Demand app or visit www.doctorondemand.com and provide a list of your symptoms, and you are connected by video within minutes (man I could have used this when my kids were younger!). How cool is that? They will even send prescriptions if needed to your pharmacy and order lab work if need be. Think of how long it takes to get an appointment with your doctor. With the app, you can see a doctor in five minutes or less and 24/7!
I know where I will be the morning of May 22 and I hope I will see you there! I am interested in learning more ways to keep myself heart healthy. The Chic at Every girls have decided to exercise more and put healthier foods in our bodies. I hope the doctors at the event will tell me that red wine is actually good for my heart!!!
I hope you have a heart-healthy week! xx
Thank you, Doctor on Demand for sponsoring this post.
Photos: Beckley & Co