Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday in February yearly. Although this day is not a federal holiday, it IS a nationwide event.
Wear Red Day helps to promote awareness amongst women about heart disease. The event is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Association. Even kids get to help bring awareness to Heart Disease, and many schools have a wear red day for the students.
French Toast Little Girls’ Short Sleeve ShirtFrench Toast Boy’s PoloMen’s Heart Disease Awareness TeeWomen’s Heart Disease Awareness TeeGlitter Red Dress for Heart Disease AwarenessHeart Disease Awareness Button
Wear Red Day is not only popular in the US, but in Britain as well. Many different organizations and groups focus educating and informing women about heart disease. Heart disease is also the number one killer among women, yet heart disease is preventable.
There are many things that you can do to become involved in community events that help to raise awareness of heart disease and women at risk. One thing that you could do is to make some changes to your lifestyle to help prevent this disease. If you smoke, plan on quitting. Make changes to your diet by eating more fruits and vegetables, choose organic if you can afford it. Start exercising daily. Daily exercise does not need to be strenuous. You can burn calories by cleaning the house, washing dishes, putting them away, or even walking around in the house. Do not spend endless hours sitting in one place, daily exercise will improve your cardio-vascular system.
One thing that you could do to educate your young children about heart health and heart disease is to teach them about heart healthy foods and exercise. Make it a fun learning experience by having them color in various good foods that you have printed out. Teach them the names of the food and have them paste them to colored construction paper.
You could spend some time with them role playing in which you or they serve meals from the Good Food Guide cut outs.