National Wear Red Day

National-Wear-Red-Day  Today, February 7, 2014, is “National Wear Red Day”.  Wearing  red in February helps raise awareness about heart disease and prevention.  According to the American Heart Association,  heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.  Make sure you know the signs of a heart attack, ask your doctor questions about heart health, and learn how to lower your risk for heart disease.

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, having had a previous heart attack, stroke, or diabetes can increase your chances of having a heart attack.

Eating healthy, staying active, being smoke-free, and getting regular check-ups are simple ways to lower your risk for heart disease.