Wear Red Today as We Celebrate American Heart Month!
National “Wear Red Day” is celebrated on the first Friday of February to bring greater awareness to cardiovascular disease in the hope of saving lives. During the entire month of February, which is American Heart Month, we want to focus on preventing heart disease, as cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of deaths worldwide for both women and men. Common risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, depression and obesity. Behaviors that can increase risk include smoking, lack of physical activity, eating a poor diet and drinking alcohol excessively.