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Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health is February 1: Help Stop the Leading Killer of Women

  • Friday, February 1, 2013 is National Wear Red Day. It occurs on the first Friday of February, recognized as Heart Health Month, for the past 10 years.
  • Since the Go Red for Women awareness campaign started 10 years ago, more than 600,000 womens’ lives have been saved.
  • Symptoms for heart disease are very different in women than in men, and thus special awareness and care should be taken.
  • Heart disease prevention starts with lifestyle, and women should stop smoking, manage blood sugar and blood pressure, exercise and stay active, eat a healthful diet, and manage a healthy weigh
  • Heart attack symptoms in women vary from men, and include sweating, chest pressure, nausea, jaw pain and short breath.

Get more information at GoRedForWomen.org.


More Women’s Heart Disease Resources:

Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8 to Improve Heart Health

Avoid the Salty 6 for a Healthy Heart

Heart Monitoring Goes Mobile with AliveCor’s iPhone EKG Recorder

 

 

January 31st, 2013