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Don Your Red Attire for Women’s Heart Health Month

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Every minute, a woman in the United States dies from heart disease and the condition is responsible for one out of every three deaths in women. Many women are unaware of how pervasive a problem heart disease is in women, which is why the American Heart Association established February as Women's Heart Health Month.
Celebrating Women's Heart Health Month
Women's Heart Health Month is an annual event. As a part of the awareness campaign, the American Heart Association holds public events across the country and many hospitals and other health care facilities offer free health screenings for women. Red is the color of Women's Heart Health Month, and the American Heart Association asks women to sport the color all month long and specifically on National Wear Red Day, which is February 7th.
How to Rock Your Red
Want to wear red for women's heart health in February? Here are some great ways to incorporate red into your outfits and look fashionable.
- Layer a red sweater over a chambray shirt and black leggings with tall black boots or black trousers and black ballet flats.
- Sport a red cardigan over a black and white printed dress with black sweater tights and black heels.
- Add red pumps or booties to a black dress for a pop of color.
- Wear a navy blazer and a white blouse with red jeans or fitted trousers and navy oxfords.
- Don a black three-quarter-length cardigan over a white t-shirt, skinny jeans and your favorite shoes and add a splash of red with an armful of colorful bangles.
- Color block your outfit with a red skirt and a hot pink or petal pink sweater or a pink skirt with a red sweater. Finish it with black stockings. For a wild finishing touch, wear leopard print shoes or go for red or black for a classic look.
- Dress up in a red dress or a printed red dress with nude stockings and black heels.
Protecting Your Heart
In addition to spreading awareness about the heart disease epidemic in women, you should also use February to reflect on your own heart health. Studies show that adopting a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine can lower your risk of heart health by up to 80 percent. Talk to your doctor about your lifestyle to see what changes you can make to promote a healthy heart.

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