In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.Women, Make it your mission to save a life! Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Early death by heart disease can be prevented. One way to reduce your risk is by watching your weight. Jackie Conn, from Weight Watchers shares the most effective weight loss tips.If you’re not happy with your weight or if it’s at an unhealthy level, keep these tips in mind:Keep portions smaller than your fist. Start every meal with a filling food, like soup or salad, or drink a glass of water. Use a food log to keep track of what you eat. You may be surprised at what you’re eating. Each week, enjoy a couple of new fruits, vegetables, or fiber-rich, whole grains. Increase your physical activity so you get at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity each week.The Weight Watchers Center in Bangor has free GO Red pins. You can also make a contribution to the American Heart Association there if you so choose.