Every year more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. The number one cause of deaths for most groups, heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use.
On the first Friday of February is National Wear Red Day in The United States. It’s your chance to raise awareness for heart disease whilst also wearing your favorite red outfit.
HOW TO OBSERVE AMERICAN HEART MONTH
Take up a heart-healthy habit
Get your cholesterol tested
5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HEART HEALTH
Heart attacks can be silent
Heart attacks affect women differently
Young women are at higher risk than men
Heart attacks are more likely to occur on Monday mornings
Diet soda raises heart attack risk
WHY AMERICAN HEART MONTH IS IMPORTANT
It reminds us to take care of our heart
It promotes education about heart health
It raises awareness of heart disease