On the first Friday of February National Wear Red Day is celebrated. This day men and women wear red colour to spread awareness about the major health problem In American women – heart diseases. Health organization and hospitals arrange camps to encourage women to keep a check on their health. This is a day on which women are encouraged to find out their five most important health numbers: Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and BMI (Body Mass Index). Knowing these numbers, women can detect their risks for the development of heart disease and can take measures to prevent it. This day is established by the American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 2003. It is celebrated annually by wearing red colour to represent the battle against heart disease and stroke.
By the 13th anniversary of National Wear Red Day, the campaign had achieved many positive goals including these figures: more than 33% of women in the US have lost weight and more than 50% of American women are physically active. National Garment Red Day is celebrated on the first Friday of February every year.
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Heart Diseases Fact
- Every year approximately 630,000 Americans die due to heart disease – which is 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Diabetes, Overweight, Poor diet, Physical inactivity, Alcohol, and smoking increase risk level.
- Men and Women have different symptoms of heart attack.
National Wear Red day is a good day to spread awareness about health. This day isn’t an official holiday, so government offices, business, education institutes are open. People wear red colour in public. On social media, people will use hashtags go wear red day to pay attention to the people.