Join The American Heart Association for Wear Red for Women Day
National Wear Red Day ®
The first Friday of February has been designated as National Wear Red Day ®
On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support of women’s heart health.
Facts about Heart Disease and Women:
- Cardiovascular Disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
- 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing .
- Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from and the gap between men and women’s survival continues to widen.
- The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood.
- While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
What you can do to lower your risk of heart disease:
Studies show that healthy choices have resulted in 330 fewer women dying from heart disease per day. Here are a few lifestyle changes you should make:
- Don’t smoke
- Manage your blood sugar
- Get your blood pressure under control
- Lower your cholesterol
- Know your family history
- Stay active
- Lose or manage your weight
- Eat healthy
(Source: American Heart Association)
According to the American Heart Associations’ website: On National Wear Red Day, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors, neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal, eradicating of heart disease.