As a woman, you may spend your days working at the office, chasing after children, running errands, cleaning house, organizing activities, or attending to an endless list of other activities. But, you also need to take time to take care of yourself — especially your heart.
Approximately one-third of women do not perceive heart disease as a health concern, even though it’s the number one killer of American women. That’s why it’s so important for women to learn more about heart disease and take care of their heart with five simple steps:
- Be active. Try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.
- Eat smart. Opt for fruits, vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
- Know your risks. Age, gender, race, family history and other medical conditions can increase the risk of developing heart disease.
- Pay attention to your heart. Be aware of warning signs and visit a doctor early to avoid serious complications.
- Read all about it. Learn about heart disease to be better prepared to prevent and fight it.
In honor of National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is encouraging people to wear red to show their support of women and the fight against heart disease. The hospital also is offering a free Red Dress lapel pin in recognition of Go Red for Women, a nationwide movement created by the American Heart Association that celebrates the energy, passion and power that women have to band together and wipe out heart disease.
Women can learn more about heart health on the hospital’s website at DoctorsHospitalDallas.com/GoRedForWomen. For a free Red Dress lapel pin, call 866-764-3627 (offer good while supplies last).
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218