The American Heart Association has named February 7, 2014 National Wear Red Day and encourages everyone to Go Red for Women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. It claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For more than 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.
In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year. Many women weren’t paying attention to this disease because to this day women believe that this disease affects mostly men. National Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday in Feruary every year to raise awareness for heart disease.
Today marks the 11th year anniversary of this event. This day has accomplished a lot. In the past 11 years 21 percent fewer women are dying from heart disease. Even better is the fact that 23 percent more women are aware that Heart Disease is their number one health threat.
There are many healthy habits which help to prevent heart disease. The first one is to quit smoking, we all know smoking is bad for your health so why still smoke? Another healthy habit is consistent exercise! Regular physical activity has many benefits such as helping you quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase HDL cholesterol. Make sure to also manage your stress. It is important to recognize how stress affects you and how you can deal with it. Another healthy habit is to eat healthy! If you do not know what it means to eat healthy then do your research! They are a lot of resources out there that can help you learn!
Preston Automotive Group is proudly sporting their red today to help raise awareness for Heart Disease. Between Preston Nissan, Preston Mazda, Preston Ford, and Preston Hyundai the Autoplex is filled with red.