Today is National Wear Red Day where millions will wear Red to raise awareness of heart disease in women❤️❤️ Today I’m raising awareness and showing love for two amazing young women who are survivors and an inspiration-to me and many others.
The American Heart Association – Go Red for Women movement and Wear Red Day focuses the nation’s attention on heart disease, the number one killer of women in America.
- Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year.
- Cardiovascular diseases kill about one woman every 80 seconds and about 80% of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable.
- Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
- More than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
- Among women age 20 and older.
- About one third of non-Hispanic whites have CVD;
- Nearly half of non-Hispanic blacks have CVD; and,
- About one third of Hispanics have CVD.
- Almost half of cardiovascular related deaths are in females.
In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
Here are some lifestyle and health changes that can help reduce your risk.
1. Reducing high blood pressure
2. Addressing COVID-19
3. Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in women
4. Increasing nutrition security
5. Building mental resilience
6. Ending tobacco use and vaping among kids
Stay well and heart healthy.
How are you taking care of your heart health?