Wear Red for Heart Health
February 2, 2017
It’s not quite Valentine’s Day, but it’s time to wear red and show some love for our hearts! February is American Heart Month, and we’re kicking it off by participating in National Wear Red Day®. We hope you will join GFWC President Sheila E. Shea and staff tomorrow, Friday, February 3, as we wear red to raise awareness of the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of women. National Wear Red Day® takes place on the first Friday of February, and encourages all of us to adopt heart-healthy behaviors.
Make 2017 the year you decide to exercise, eat more fruits and vegetables, and quit smoking! All of these behaviors can help keep your heart healthy. Click here to check out the The Heart Truth ® on Pinterest for heart healthy recipes, tips for getting active, and other materials about heart disease prevention. Knowing your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and BMI numbers is also important to your heart health. Learn more by reading this information provided by The American Heart Association.
The Heart Truth ® also offers a National Wear Red Day® toolkit that can help you spread the word about heart disease with social media graphics and sample posts. Stay tuned to the GFWC Facebook page tomorrow for a special National Wear Red Day® photo of President Shea and staff! We encourage you to wear red and share your photos with us. You can also encourage members to wear red at your next club meeting. Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them to the GFWC Pinterest Page.
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