Are you wearing your red this Friday in honor of National Wear Red Day®?
I want women to become more aware and educated about heart disease. I want them to know that this is the number one killer of women. And I want them to know that 1 in 4 women in America will die of heart disease. Mostly, I want them to know that this is something that can be prevented.
You don't have to be a woman in a red dress to raise awareness. Men, get out your red ties and shirts (or socks, anyone?). Just do it. Do it to honor those in your family who may be fighting heart disease or those who lost the fight. Most of all, do it for yourself. Learn more to help yourself and those around you.
There are four main actions you can take to dramatically lower your risk of heart disease: ditching the cigarettes, eating the right foods, getting some daily physical exercise and losing weight. You can do it and it's never too late.
Check out www.nhlbi.nih.gov/educational/hearttruth to learn more about heart disease and prevention guidelines.
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