Aptel Supports Go Red For Women

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Go Red For Women was created by the American Heart Association in 2004. Its goal is to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease in women.

Most people associate heart disease with men. Few know that it is the No. 1 killer of women and nearly 80 percent of cardiovascular disease can be prevented. Go Red For Women encourages women to take charge of their lives and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

February is American Heart Month, and Aptel Studio Hotel is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association’s message. It is a month to focus on cardiovascular disease, talk about prevention methods and work towards ending the disease.

The 2019 Go Red for Women luncheon in Anchorage will take place at the Dena’ina Center, which is a short drive from Aptel, on Feb. 27. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease risks in women and to raise funds for research. It hopes to connect medical leaders and other professionals to help drive the movement and make an even bigger impact.

The national symbol for the nonprofit, and others concerning women’s health, is a red dress. This allows all of these organizations throughout the country to create synergy and a symbol that unites them all. Most attendees wear something red.

At Aptel, a healthy lifestyle is encouraged. The team is proud to work closely with an organization that stands for such an important message. To help raise awareness and prevent heart disease, we are sharing some tips and tricks.

Eat Healthy:

  • Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite food. Some healthy options to add to your meals are fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy options, nuts, non-tropical vegetable oils.
  • Balance and limit the amount of high-calorie and low-nutrient foods and beverages in your diet. This includes anything with a lot of saturated fat, sodium and trans-fat. Keep an eye on product labels to see how much each item has of the above.
  • Trying to eat healthy while on trips can be a reason to worry, and a lot of people do. If you are staying at Aptel, we do our best to create a worry-free stay. Aptel is located close to supermarkets, and offers rooms with kitchenettes. You can stop by the stores and stock up your fridge back at the hotel. Go Red for Women has a few recipe suggestions that can also help you get started and maintain your heart healthy.

Healthy Lifestyle: Body and Mind

  • Fitness plays a very important role in preventing heart disease and improving your well being in general. Losing weight, staying active and intertwining activity routines can all be beneficial to preventing heart disease.
  • Stress affects mental and physical health. It can cause anxiety, which might lead to impulsive eating. It can also stop you from getting a good night sleep. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid it. The nonprofit has some great suggestions on how to manage stress.
  • Sleep is linked to all of the above. Your body will feel the consequences if you don’t get enough quality sleep. It can alter your eating habits, mood, performance and even memory. All of which can then lead to stress. One big way to improve sleep is to avoid screen time before going to bed. If you are looking for information on how to improve your sleep, AHA has it.

The American Heart Association also offers numerous training programs. Everything from CPR classes to professional health care courses and advanced cardiovascular life-support training. These programs are a great way to learn about heart health, stroke and heart attack symptoms.

Aptel values quality of life and our rooms are a representation of that. The hotel offers large and comfortable accommodations, as well as a kitchenette complete with fridge, cupboards and microwave. Guests can get a good night’s rest and cook their own food. The hotel also offers a pet-friendly policy. The team knows how having a furry friend can be beneficial for mood, stress and quality of life. That is why the hotel is year-round pet friendly. Leave your stress behind and bring your dog for a relaxing stay in Anchorage.