National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month

National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month
February 05
10:00 2021

National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 5. Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, heart disease remains the #1 cause of death in the U.S and worldwide. Join us in raising awareness of heart disease in women. We are encouraging everyone in the Triad to post photos on social media showing off their red with #GoRedTriad.

While nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented through modest changes to diet and lifestyle, heart disease continues to be the #1 killer of women. Cardiovascular disease does not target any specific age group; nearly 45% of women age 20 and older are living with some form of heart disease. It’s time to change that fact. We lose one in every three women to cardiovascular disease. These are our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, co-workers and neighbors. We need to change this statistic together.

Latest news around women’s heart health:

*Less sedentary time reduces heart failure risk for older women

*Stressful life events are tied to heart disease in older Black women

*Heart disease risk in women increases leading up to menopause; early intervention is key

*Heart disease is the  #1 cause of death and rank is likely to be impacted by COVID-19 for years to come

Throughout February, the American Heart Association is also encouraging everyone to focus on their heart health. We are inviting everyone to join us in sharing how their fitness goals, eating habits, or lifestyle changes in short videos, beginning with #WatchMe … and then posting to their social media channels with #WATCHME and encourage family and friends to do the same. We would love to invite everyone to do a #WatchMe video and post it to your social accounts with #WatchMe. They can check out this fun #WatchMe video for ideas!

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and Encompass Health serves as the Together to End Stroke® National Sponsor. Novant Health is the American Heart Association’s Life is Why and Go Red for Women Sponsor in Forsyth County. Go-Forth Pest Control is the proud Guilford Go Red for Women Platform Sponsor.

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