ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Orange County wants to raise awareness about women’s heart health and encourages women to know their numbers.
Friday is National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health and the DOH Orange County is encouraging the community to wear red to help raise awareness of this deadly disease.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
To take control of their heart health the DOH wants women to know the five numbers that can help determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
The five numbers are:
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL (good) Cholesterol
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
The DOH suggested these tips for improving your heart health:
- Don’t smoke
- Manage your blood sugar
- Get your blood pressure under control
- Lower your cholesterol
- Know your family history
- Stay active
- Lose weight
- Eat healthy
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