National Wear Red Day, also known as National Woman’s Heart Day, is celebrated on the first Friday of February. This year’s event occurs on February 3. Why are there heart-shaped balloons on every street corner, heart-shaped cakes, pies, and donuts in the windows of bakeries, and red dresses in every store aisle? American Heart Month is observed during the month of February, while National Woman’s Heart Day is observed on the first Friday of the month. Wear a red dress, pants, or shoes to raise awareness about women’s cardiovascular health as part of this programme. Red capes may also be worn, as raising awareness about a noble cause is a superpower in its own right.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL WOMAN’S HEART DAY
Between 2009 and 2019, according to data from the American Heart Association National Survey, women’s cardiovascular health awareness decreased from 65% to 44%. Additionally, cardiovascular illness was found to be the cause of one out of every five female deaths. Cardiovascular illnesses are typically connected with men rather than women. This is why poor heart health in women is frequently overlooked.
Male and female heart disease symptoms frequently differ. For instance, the primary symptom of a heart attack is chest pain, but in women, the pain may radiate to the jaw, neck, and back, accompanied by a predominant sense of unease or that something is wrong. Because women having a heart attack is uncommon, women frequently disregard these symptoms. The decline in cardiovascular disease awareness has been greatest among Hispanic and black women.
The American Heart Association aims to raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular health on National Woman’s Heart Day. Go Red for Women is a campaign dedicated solely to raising awareness of this cause. Go Red began in the United States and is now licenced in 42 countries.
Taking care of one’s heart can be quite straightforward. In addition to receiving lots of love and compassion, women over the age of 40 should eat a healthy and balanced diet, exercise regularly, manage stress, get adequate rest, and undergo regular heart screenings.
Five OUTRAGEOUS FACTS ABOUT THE HEART
- The average human heart is roughly the size of an adult fist.
- The cardiac conduction system is an electrical network that regulates the heart’s rhythm.
- Arne Larsson was the recipient of the first implantable pacemaker and outlived the surgeon who implanted it.
- A woman’s heart beats eight beats per minute faster than a man’s.
- Christmas is the most prevalent day of the year for heart attacks.
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