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Today, is the 10th Anniversary of National Go Red for Women Day. What does that mean you ask?
In 2003, the American Heart Association took action against a disease that was killing nearly half a million women a year. Many people believe that heart disease kills more men than it does women, but that isn't true. National Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women.
We all know Red is a standout color. When you wear a red dress, people notice you. So today, put on a red t-shirt with your Yoga Pants or throw on a Red Cardi to go out to lunch and help spread the word.
Are you aware of the risks and facts of heart disease?
Heart disease doesn't discriminate based on age. In combination with lifestyle, overall health and family history, these factors can work together to raise your risk. While you can’t change things like age or family history, the good news is that even small changes to your diet and lifestyle can improve your heart health and lower your risk by as much as 80 percent.
What should you be looking at for your own heart health? (For more information, click here)
- Cholesterol Levels
- Blood Pressure
- Physical Activity Levels
catch you soon -
note - this is not a sponsored post and I did not receive any compensation. It's a cause I believe in. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.