American Heart Association Month

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women every year in the US? In fact, 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States is the result of heart disease. American Heart Month was first declared by President Lyndon Johnson back in 1964 to help raise awareness about heart disease and stress the importance of heart health.

The Heart Truth

Many campaigns have surfaced such as the The Heart Truth, which is a program of the National Institute of Health. This program was started to raise awareness specifically about women’s risks for heart disease. The Heart Truth strives to educate women on the risk factors for having heart disease. The idea is to educate women about  lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

National Wear Red Day is the first Friday of every February.

The ultimate goal for National Wear Red Day is to spread awareness and contribute to making our nation healthier. There are ways that both men and women can work to improve their heart health and ultimately, decrease their risk of developing heart disease. Please stay tuned for our next post in February, which will address the various ways to prevent heart disease.