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American Heart Month and Wear Red Day

2020 February 3
by HISD Communications

February is American Heart Month, and February 7 is National Wear Red Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s critical that you know your risk and protect your heart!

HISD’s Health and Medical Services is helping raise awareness of this killer disease, which affects women as well as men. In fact, heart disease and stroke kill one in three women, even though it’s 80 percent preventable.

Health and Medical Services is hosting a Heart Disease Information Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Hattie Mae White in the 3SW Lobby. There will be free heart health information, blood pressure checks, healthy snacks, and more.

Be sure to wear red on Friday, which is National Wear Red Day. Post your photos at #WearRedDay.

Be sure to join the #OurHearts movement, a national initiative to encourage people to be heart healthy together.

Here are some tips to help you be more heart healthy:

  • Stay active together! Aim for 150 minutes of physical activity each week.
  • Track your health stats together.
  • Try yoga or meditation to reduce stress.
  • Join an interactive workout class.
  • Don’t sit all day! Take a walk with your co-workers during your lunch break.

Visit these websites for more heart health information:

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