Nationwide, on the first Friday of February, women wear red to honor the American Heart Association’s (AHA) campaign, National Wear Red Day. According to the AHA, “It’s not just a man’s disease. One in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year. But it can be prevented.” During this commemorative period advocates spread awareness about heart disease and the importance of maintaining healthy lives for healthy hearts.
Heart disease can be prevented by maintaining diet, exercise and stress management. Every year, Spring Creek Senior Partners (SCSP) participates in the annual event, “National Wear Red Day” because they want to be diligent in preventing heart disease. The organization’s mission is to help their seniors lead healthy lives. In doing so, they hold weekly indoor walking groups, dancercise, wellness programs and other activities.
To help combat heart disease, SCSP advises seniors to:
- Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy.
- Make healthy food choices for you and your family.
- Teach your kids the importance of staying active.
- Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.
Check out AHA’s mission to ensure that all women have the chance to lead healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke at www.GoRedForWomen.org.