admin - February 6, 2013
The staff at Life Line Screening proudly supported National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1 by “going red” and wearing red clothes, accessories and shoes throughout the office. As an initial kick-off to American Heart Month, Wear Red Day is a national event that simply asks people to wear red.
Heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans and a major threat to the health and well-being of people everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control state that only 27 percent of survey respondents in 2005 knew all major symptoms of heart attack and when to call 9-1-1.
By understanding risk factors and identifying them early, individuals can lower their chances of ever suffering a heart attack. The most common risk factors for heart disease include:
- Family history
- Increased age
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
- Elevated C-reactive protein
You can contribute to the overall goal of Wear Red Day and American Heart Month by spreading awareness of the major risk factors for heart disease. If you or someone you love has some of the risk factors listed above, consider scheduling a preventive screening for cardiovascular issues. These screenings are designed to identify a heart problem before it turns into something catastrophic, like a heart attack.
To see the full photo album of our staff sporting red on Wear Red Day, visit our Facebook page.