National Day of Dressing Red

Tomorrow, February 1st is El Diá Nacional de Vestir de Rojo. This national tribute is sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) and is dedicated to women everywhere and their global struggle against heart disease. According to the organization's web site, by wearing red and making a donation (claro), you'll help the American Heart Association support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease.

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women in Puerto Rico and the United States. Which, by the way, is the "Why You Should Wear Red!" Again, according to the AHA, too few people realize that heart disease kills so many women (and men), but while it is so lethal, the good news is heart disease can often be prevented. Spreading the Go Red For Women message "Love Your Heart" raises awareness of heart disease and empowers women (and men) to reduce their risk.

What can each of us do to prevent heart disease:

  • For physical activity, think walking, jogging, cycling or dancing with someone you love
  • For a healthy diet, think whole grains, delicious fresh fruits and more
  • For reducing stress, think of taking time for your favorite hobby or celebrating your "unbirthday" with your best friend.
  • For quitting smoking, think about saving the money you're spending on tobacco for a fun family trip.

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