Women’s Health

Women’s Health Tips

Heart Disease Prevention for Women

Wear red in February for American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day (the first Friday in February) to help raise awareness about heart disease, but don’t stop there. Take a few more steps for wellness, and lower your risk for heart disease.

Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

Everyone can take steps to lower their risk for heart disease and heart attack. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight heart disease. Many people make it harder than it is. It is important to remember that it is the overall pattern of the choices you make that counts.

Know Your Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

Source: Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/women/heart/index.htm