Heart Healthy: National Go Red Day for Women 2017
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Friday, February 3rd is National Wear Red Day/Go Red Day for Women 2017!

Wear Red Day occurs annually on the first Friday of February as a reminder to raise awareness for heart health in women. The red dress has become a symbolic reminder of these very serious matters of the heart. Significant strides have been made since the launch of National Wear Red Day in 2003.

See the progress that has been made thus far (Source GRFW):

  • Nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behavior change.
  • More than one-third has lost weight.
  • More than 50% have increased their exercise.
  • 6 out of 10 have changed their diets.
  • More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels.
  • One third has talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
  • Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day
  • Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.

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“Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it is 99% preventable.” – Go Red for Women, 2017.

Enjoy these red foods And drinks via the American Heart Association.

Don’t forget to wear your red and be reminded to take control of your health! And as with any movement, there is still much more work to be done. Spread the word and visit http://www.NationalGoRedDay.org for more details.

 

Cheers to healthier hearts! Ladies, are you ready to rock your red? You too men.

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