Friday, February 4th is National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health, and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages the community to raise awareness about women’s heart health by participating and wearing red.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages women to know the five numbers that all women should know to take control of their heart health.
The five numbers are Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare providers determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
Here are a few lifestyle changes you should make:
For more information on National Wear Red Day, please visit their website at https://www.goredforwomen.org/
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
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