Wear red Friday to raise heart health awareness

February 6, 2014

One in three women will die from heart disease. That's approximately one woman every minute. These are sobering statistics, especially when you consider that heart disease kills more women each year than all types of cancer combined.

The good news is that 80 percent of heart-related illnesses can be prevented if women make the right choices regarding their health and become educated on the avoidable dangers that put their heart health at risk. Click here to learn more about your risk.

In recognition of National Wear Red Day on Friday [Feb. 7], Go Red For Women asks that Mississippi State women Go Red by wearing red, living a healthy lifestyle and speaking red by spreading the message that heart disease is killing our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends.

And remember that while the weather outside is frightful, check out the American Heart Association’s Cold Weather Fitness Guide and free, heart-healthy soup recipes.

For additional information, please visit the American Heart Association at www.heart.org/HEARTORG.