“Go Red“ for National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountyNational Wear Red DayWomen’s Heart Health Previous articleParental Guidance: Best Apps For Parents to Keeping Track of Your TeensNext articleHouse panel OKs proposed repeal of Florida No-Fault car insurance law Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the Florida Department of Health in Orange CountyNational Wear Red Day is Friday, and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County encourages the community to raise awareness about women’s heart health by participating and urging others in the community to wear red.According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of one in three women in the US, thus making it the leading cause of death for women.  In addition to wearing red, we encourage women to know the five numbers that all women should know to take control of their heart health.The five numbers are:Total CholesterolHDL (good) CholesterolBlood PressureBlood SugarBody Mass Index (BMI).Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare providers determine their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.Here are a few lifestyle changes you should make:Don’t smokeManage your blood sugarGet your blood pressure under controlLower your cholesterolKnow your family historyStay activeLose weightEat healthyFor more information on “National Wear Red” day, please visit their website at https://www.goredforwomen.org/About the Florida Department of HealthThe department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.last_img read more