Red, it’s powerful and scintillating, and the color of that most vital fluid that pumps through our hearts. The right red dress can really fire up your appearance, making you stand out in a crowd and drawing the eye. It can also help support an important cause, bringing awareness to a disease that kills thousands of women every year, Heart Disease. Wear Red Day is your chance to help spread the word about Heart disease, and make sure that your friends and family can start taking the first steps to heart health.
History of Wear Red Day
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute established this campaign to help bring awareness to the fact that 610,000 people die every year from heart disease, making it the most lethal disease in the United States, and around the world. The sources of heart disease are many, and affect every strata of culture and civilization.
Heart disease isn’t one condition, but many, and can be caused by diabetes, a lack of exercise, high cholesterol, blood pressure, and alcohol consumption have all been linked to diseases of the heart. Even more concerning is that nearly all of these causes are preventable, and yet people continue to die by the thousands each year.
Age is a heavy factor in vulnerability to heart disease, our susceptibility triples with every new decade, with fatty streaks forming in the heart even in our adolescence. So it’s never too early to start being aware of this life-destroying disease and ensure that your life won’t be destroyed by this terrible condition.
How to Celebrate Wear Red Day
You can start by scheduling an appointment with your doctor to have a check-up on your heart and find out where you’re sitting. Every day you ignore is one more opportunity for heart disease to get a stronger hold on your heart, and increases your risk of a heart attack.
While you’re making that appointment, take a good long look at your diet and see if there’s some places there for improvement. Most of us have things we can do to improve the way we eat, an opportunity to make better and healthier choices. Wear Red Day is a great opportunity to really reevaluate all of it, you can also use it to start getting ready to get out and exercise, another great way to reduce your susceptibility to heart disease. So get on your favorite red tracksuit and spread awareness of Heart Disease on Wear Red Day!