Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes!
This Friday, February 6, is National Wear Red Day! It is a special day to bring attention to all of the women whose lives are affected by heart disease.
We encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives!
Join us at CHC by wearing red tomorrow! We will be collecting and posting the photos and #goredselfies from the CHC sites across Connecticut!
Also, in great news, the Fight against heart disease and stroke in women is working! Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, The American Heart Association has made tremendous strides in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women. Through research and education to healthy lifestyle changes, we’re proud that:
- Nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behavior change.
- More than one-third has lost weight.
- More than 50% have increased their exercise.
- 6 out of 10 have changed their diets.
- More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels.
- One third has talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
- Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day
- Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.
Check out this touching video from Heart Disease and Stroke survivors:
And the ‘Just a Little Heart Attack’ PSA, a great video illustrating how a heart attack in women can be more subtle than many think: