It’s time to wipe out heart disease together! Did you know that more women than men die from heart disease? But not all symptoms are alike. Diabetes, smoking, mental stress, depression, increased weight, high blood pressure and many more health problems increase your risk for developing heart disease.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, more than 75 percent of women 40 to 60 years old have one or more risk factors for heart disease. It’s important to learn about your risk, get educated and take charge of your heart health. Here’s how you can get involved this February for Heart Health Month!
With February being Heart Health Month, wear red throughout the month to show support and get involved in awareness. In the U.S., 1 in 4 women die from heart disease so take this month to help spread awareness.
Get online or call a local organization to find a fundraising event in your area or city. Attend, make a donation or get involved and volunteer. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, even more so than many types of cancers so throw on something red and get involved.
Walk For The Cause
Join a women’s heart health walk and raise awareness. Get your friends and family involved and walk for someone you love; you could even raise money doing a walk or run by having a sponsor.
Learn about your family history and how to take care of your heart health. Research some heart healthy meals or exercise plans and begin a routine. You could also educate others and add a new resolution to your year to get heart healthy.
Create Your Own Event
If you can’t find an event or fundraiser in your area, start you own. Get online and research some resources or tips for creating your own and recruit some help. Find a creative way to raise money for heart health for women or plan out an awareness event so women can get physicals, enjoy heart healthy meals and snacks and share their stories with fellow participants.