CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s National Go Red for Women Day, a day to raise awareness of women’s heart health.
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women, but for women, there are specific things that put them at a higher risk for heart disease, like pregnancy.
According to the American Heart Association, exercise, healthy eating, and managing blood pressure can all help reduce the risk for heart disease.
Friday also is the first day of American Hearth Month.
Are you wearing red in support of National Go Red for Women Day? Send your photos to ReportIt@wwlp.com or tweet them to @WWLP22News!
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women? Today we’re wearing red to raise awareness! #GoRedForWomen @WWLP22News pic.twitter.com/hLj9BsKQGf— Tamara Sacharczyk (@TamaraSach) February 1, 2019
National Wear Red Day® is here! 🎉 Post your pictures using #WearRedDay and #WearRedandGive to show you’re supporting the fight against heart disease and stroke! pic.twitter.com/KsWdEelTlB— American Heart Assoc (@American_Heart) February 1, 2019