Thursday, January 31, 2008

Go Red for Women - Feb 1

While Kuala Lumpur celebrates City Day on Feb 1, tomorrow, in the United States, Feb 1 marks National Wear Red Day.

Thousands of people nationwide will be wearing red to support Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association's movement to increase awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both women and men.

What To Wear
National Wear Red Day has its own dress code. Wear your favorite red clothes or accessory - a red blouse, a red dress pin, a fabulous red handbag - put on red lipstick, or sport a red tie and red socks. Go red in your own fashion to show your support for women and the fight against heart disease.

Why You Should Wear Red!
Too few people realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women (and men), but the good news is heart disease can often be prevented. Spreading the Go Red For Women message - Love Your Heart - raises awareness of heart disease and empowers women to reduce their risk.

Heart disease is caused by controllable risk factors including smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity and being overweight, and diabetes. Therefore, getting involved in heart-healthy activities will help in controlling these risk factors - get active, manage weight well, reduce or better still stop smoking, eat better and more.

Visit the official Go Red For Women site for tips and tools for a heart-healthy lifestyle.


  1. Anonymous11:13 PM

    I had no idea that heart disease kills more women than other diseases. Since the percentage of smoking women is that many, I think the main culprit could be the dietary habit.

    Thanks for the info!

  2. I think obesity could be the leading factor. Over here, I see more and more obese people, even young people. Not a good trend.