The first Friday of every February (American Heart Month) has been designated as National Wear Red Day. Americans are urged to wear the color red to raise awareness of women’s heart health.
Cardiovascular disease causes 1 in 3 deaths among women every year, making it the No. 1 health-related killer of women.
The good news is that 87 percent of all heart issues are believed to be preventable, making awareness, education, research, and resources vital to the cause.
Women are encouraged to know their blood pressure, HDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels, as well as their body mass index (BMI), to better understand their health risk for heart disease. And put on your brightest red – whether it be lipstick, clothes, shoes, or an accessory – on Friday, Feb. 3!