Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness on women's heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and it disproportionally kills more women than men. A few of the editors at BlogHer threw on some of our favourite red things and listed out ways that we're taking care of our hearts this February. We'd love for you to join along. Just (1) post a picture of yourself wearing something red on your blog or your favourite social media site, (2) say a few words about what you do to protect your heart health, and (3) come here and leave a link to the post in the comment section.
I was fortunate to interview Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, the president of the American Heart Association so he could tell the women of BlogHer about this important program and other steps that will lead to heart health. We're surrounded by hearts in February anyway, but this message will last a lot longer and provide far greater benefits than a box of chocolates.
In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association is kicking off American Heart Month with National Wear Red Day. Since its inception in 2002, the red dress has become a symbol of heart disease awareness among women, and through Wear Red Day, participants continue to spread awareness, reminding themselves and those in their lives that heart disease doesn't care who you are or what you wear: it is still very much the number one killer of women.
Today is National Wear Red Day. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country. Because the disease presents differently in women than men, it often goes unrecognized and untreated. Take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the indicators.1. Unconventional symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, shortness of breath, nausea, and depression.2. First heart attack around age 70 with a higher fatality rate than indicated in men....more