American Heart Month-National Wear Red Day February 3rd

February is the month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in their communities. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. and kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Each year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease. 

Changing Your Lifestyle For a Healthier Heart

These are sobering statistics but the good news is heart disease can often be prevented when people decide to make healthy living choices and manage their health conditions. Make a difference in your family and community by spreading the word on ways to prevent heart disease. Encourage friends and family to use alternative seasonings instead of salt. Set an example and make physical activity a part of your everyday routine.

Common Symptom of Coronary Artery Disease

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be wise to see your doctor for answers.

  • Chest pain, heaviness or pressure..can be mistaken for heartburn or indigestion
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating and nausea
  • Unusual heart palpitations

National Wear Red Day February 3rd

National Wear Red Day, Feb. 3, 2017, will mark 15 years since it was first observed to bring national attention to the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.  Make a difference in your life by exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight, check cholesterol levels, blood pressure and work with your doctor to develop a heart health plan.

Test Smartly Labs nationwide provides reliable health and wellness testing.  Contact your nearest location to learn more about a location near you offering this service. 



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