Go Red This Friday for Heart Health
Jan 28, 2019
Every 80 seconds, one woman loses her life to heart disease. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Heart disease is 80 percent preventable with simple lifestyle changes.
Help raise awareness and join the fight against the #1 killer of women. On Friday, February 1, wear RED and post your Wear Red Day photos to your social media accounts using #SoDakGoRed.
Call to Action
- Be aware. Know Your Numbers (total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index) and talk to your doctor to lower your heart health risk.
- Move more. Make physical activity a priority by joining the #GoRedGetFit team on Facebook and sharing with your Facebook friends. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (or an equivalent combination) per week AND perform muscle strengthening activities at least two days per week.
- Eat smart. Make healthy eating a priority by joining the #GoRedGetFit team on Facebook and sharing with your Facebook friends. About 45 percent of U.S. deaths caused by heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes are because of poor dietary habits, such as high sodium intake, high sugary drink consumption and low intake of fruits and vegetables.
- Manage blood pressure. High blood pressure is the second leading cause of preventable heart disease and stroke death - second only to smoking. If you have high blood pressure, commit to monitoring it regularly.