Red is a powerful color that is often associated with energy, strength, passion and love. For this reason, and as a result of the fact that heart disease equates to one in three female deaths in the U.S., the American Heart Association uses the color as a mechanism to raise awareness for women’s heart disease each February. The association’s campaign, Go Red for Women, inspires participants to make heart-healthy choices. Initiatives of the campaign include a call for increased research in regard to heart disease as well as a much faster course of action when fighting heart disease. This year, Wear Red Day will fall on Friday, February 6. To show your support for women’s health, consider donning red or participating in any of these steps that support the campaign.
While heart disease exists as a menacing threat, especially for women, it doesn’t have to be. Be a part of the Go Red movement and help inspire change! To learn more, visit the American Heart Association’s webpage. Also, visit MSU’s Health eGuide to discover how women can reduce their risk of heart disease.