- 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.
- Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. It causes more deaths than all cancers combined.
- 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.
More Women’s Heart Disease Resources:
— The Heart Truth (@TheHeartTruth) January 31, 2013
— FatFighterTV (@FatFighterTV) January 31, 2013
Fruit & Veggie Research–Find out if berries can reduce the risk of heart attack in women: ow.ly/hhodD
— Fruits Vegetables (@Fruits_Veggies) January 31, 2013