Wear These Pieces For 'National Wear Red Day' And Raise Awareness For Heart Disease

February 3 is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for women's heart health. #GoRedWearRed

February is American Heart Month, and on Feb. 3, we're celebrating National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for women's heart health. 

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and strokes kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. 

"Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action," it says on their website

To keep ourselves educated, National Wear Red Day recommends knowing the five numbers that help women manage their heart health: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI).

Armed with this knowledge, we can work toward a healthier tomorrow, and raise awareness about the cause by wearing our red outfits proud and posting our pics on social media using the hashtag  #GoRedWearRed

To give you some ideas on what to wear for National Wear Red Day, we've rounded up some of our favorite red clothing pieces and accessories you'll love. Plus, we've paired them with important facts, all sourced from The American Heart Association, that you can take with you to continue promoting heart health throughout the year. 


1. Wrap dresses

Realisation Par: The Alexandra - Lip, $195, The Alexandra - Red Star, $195

Did you know? "Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That's approximately one woman every minute." Continue reading to learn some ways you can protect yourself from heart disease. 

2. Bright tops

Did you know? "Studies show that healthy choices have resulted in 330 fewer women dying from heart disease per day. Here are a few lifestyle changes you should make: Don't smoke, manage your blood sugar, get your blood pressure under control, stay active, and more."

3. Floral minis

Did you know? "While the number and frequency of stroke cases in the U.S. is startling, the answer isn't to live in fear that you'll be next. Instead, learn the major risk factors and take a good look in the mirror. While some risk factors are outside your control – like race, age and gender – there are many you do have the power to control."

4. Accessories

Did you know? "Heart disease affects women of all ages.  For younger women, the combination of birth control pills and smoking boosts heart disease risks by 20 percent. And while the risks do increase with age, things like overeating and a sedentary lifestyle can cause plaque to accumulate and lead to clogged arteries later in life."

5. Shoes

Did you know? "Even if you're a yoga-loving, marathon-running workout fiend, your risk for heart disease isn't completely eliminated. Factors like cholesterol, eating habits and smoking can counterbalance your other healthy habits. You can be thin and have high cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends you start getting your cholesterol checked at age 20, or earlier, if your family has a history of heart disease."

So whether you pick up something new or wear what you have in your closet, be sure to go red tomorrow and be sure to tell others why you're rocking the crimson!

Cover photo via Shutterstock / Suzanne Tucker


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