Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day!

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Promotion of National Wear Red Day featuring several people wearing red clothing

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day, a day to don your most crimson attire! But, why is it important to wear red? Because across America we are advocating for healthier lifestyles to protect our most important muscle in our body, the heart. Here are some suggestions from the American Heart Association for how maintain good heart health and prevent heart disease.

  1. Incorporate a variety of different fruits and vegetables, whole grain, leaner meats, and more nuts legumes and seeds in your diet. Be sure to lower the amount of saturated and trans fats, as well as lowering your amount of sugary foods.
  2. Monitor your health by going to regular check-ups with your doctor. Your doctor may perform heart-health screenings to make sure it’s running smoothly.
  3. Last but not least, make sure to stay physically active. Whether it’s a light walk, or an intense workout, make sure to keep your heart performing optimally by making it work to move blood throughout your body.

References

“How to Help Prevent Heart Disease At Any Age” – heart.org – The American Heart Association”

” National Wear Red Day” – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – National Institutes for Health