Did you know that the number one killer of women is Heart Disease? It claims nearly 500,000 American women each year. The American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute wanted to make people more mindful of this disease to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Celebrated on the first Friday in February, this year marks the 15th anniversary of the start of Wear Red Day.
Since its start, women have started to:
- Increase their exercise
- Check their cholesterol levels
- Talk to their doctors about developing healthy heart plans
- Lose weight
- Make at least one healthy behavior change
Regardless of this progress, 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease or a stroke each year. To learn more about risks and prevention, visit the American Heart Association’s website.
We plan to wear red this month, will you?