Stayin' alive



What do the BeeGees and CPR have in common? 100 beats a minute. The '70s rock group's hit, "Stayin' Alive" almost perfectly matches the number of compressions per minute needed when giving CPR. So say U.S. physicians, according to Becky Frank, with this year's Go Red for Women campaign, who's been humming the tune ever since she learned the fun fact. Becky, her mother, Betty Hargis, and her daughter, Annie Ferris, are co-chairing the annual health education event, which culminates May 5 at a luncheon and health fair. [caption id="attachment_241" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Annie Ferris, Betty Hargis and Becky Frank - three generations of family - are co-chairing this year's Go Red for Women campaign. "][/caption] The BeeGees connection was just part of what I learned at a media kick-off luncheon at Jackie Cooper Imports, which I mentioned in my last blog. This year's "Go Red" theme is "Our Hearts, Our Choice" including:

  • I choose to move, not sit.
  • I choose to breathe, not smoke.
  • I choose to speak up, not remain silent.
  • I choose to be empowered by the facts.

Of women who take the  "Go Red" challenge:

  • More than 40 perent have lost weight.
  • More than half have increased their exercise.
  • Six out of ten have changed their diets.
  • 53 percent have checked their cholesterol levels.

If they can do it, you and I can, too. I'll be reporting back on my health progress -- including a return to exercising regularly. Join me. Write back in the Comments section. We can take the journey to heart health together.

- Missy Kruse, Editor

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