Today is National Wear Red Day! The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and many groups around the country observe National Wear Red Day each year on the first Friday in February to raise awareness about heart disease as the leading cause of death among Americans, especially women. 

Do you know your heart disease risk? High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, and physical inactivity all increase your risk for heart disease. The good news is that you can reduce your risk. Here’s how:  

  • Don’t smoke┬á
  • Eat healthily┬á
  • Exercise regularly┬á
  • Ask your doctor to check your cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose.┬á┬á

To learn more about heart disease prevention go to https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month/help-prevent-heart-disease 

If you have any questions about heart disease, speak with your Med First Healthcare provider. Our Caregivers can perform physical evaluations and provide you with recommendations to prevent heart disease.