Augusta, GA – How many days have you had a tough time deciding what to wear? For this Friday, Doctors Hospital has got it figured out. February 5th is National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association’s national movement to make women more aware of their risk for heart disease. Doctors Hospital staff are being encouraged to wear red, and those who wish to pair their red with jeans will pay $5, with the money going to the American Heart Association.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in our country, according to the American Heart Association. One in three women suffers in silence, and almost one woman dies every 60 seconds of this often preventable disease. There are many different types of heart disease and conditions—some are congenital and others develop over the course of time and affect people later in life.
The American Heart Association’s goal is to reduce coronary heart disease by 25% this year. Doctors Hospital encourages everyone to take care of their heart. Some things you can do to love your heart are:
- Get regular exercise
- Stop smoking if you are a smoker
- Manage your diet with nutritious foods
- Lose weight