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Today (2/1) marks the 10th annual "National Wear Red Day." And it's all about raising awareness about heart disease. Did you realize that although 1 in 31 women die of breast cancer, fully 1 of every 3 women lose their life to heart disease?
Today, celebrities will be speaking out on the issue and wearing red, iconic landmarks, countrywide will be dressed in red and the American Heart Association will be spreading the word that there is something that you can personally do about it.
Through the efforts of the "Go Red" campaign, more than a third of women say they have lost excess pounds, more than half say they're exercising more and a third say they that they have talked to their doctor about developing a "heart health plan."
Be the message. Wear the red. "National Wear Red Day." We like it! (Photo by mylifeinred.net)
Planning ahead for that Big Game Get Together? This stuff is actually delicious AND good for you:
Dips Like Hummus, Salsa and Guacamole! Avoid sour cream and cheese-based dips to save in tons of fat calories. Who's gonna know?
Mixed Nuts! Super healthy and everyone loves them. And here's an idea. Serve 'em in the shell so it takes longer to eat them. Hmmm.
Serve a Raw Veggie Platter! Carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, celery with a low-fat dip.
Shrimp Cocktail! High protein, low fat and always a crowd favorite.
And here's my favorite tip. It's what's in the chili.
Trick Them with Chili Made With GROUND TURKEY! Sure, they're expecting beef in there but they'll never know. More fiber, less fat and just as tasty.
9'rs by a touchdown! It's all gonna taste even better with a W. (Photo by lifesambrosia.com)
Just in...CATS ARE KILLERS! And, yes, we're talking about your little fluffball. And you thought when you let your little guy out at night, he was just innocently patroling the grounds? Nope, far from it.
The University of Georgia and National Geographic attached tiny video cameras to house cats JUST LIKE YOURS and sent them out into the wild JUST LIKE YOU DO. And you know they found? About a third of the time, cats kill time by KILLING WILDLIFE. Turns out cats averaged one kill for every 17 hours outdoors, or 2.1 kills per week.
And who is their prey? It's a wide array, including lizards, voles, chipmunks, frogs, snakes and birds...lots and lots of birds. And remember, the next time little kitty deposits a mouse carcass on your doorstep, that's only about a quarter of their overall haul.
All in all, cats kill 4 billion animals a year, including 500 million birds.
Nice kitty! (foto by 2funnycats.com)