February is American Heart Month, a time when the American Heart Association asks all Americans to try to implement at least one positive change to ensure a healthier heart. The first Friday in February is observed as National Wear Red Day, so Friday, February 1, wear red to support the fight against heart disease in women.
*Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States, causing one in three deaths each year. Some heart disease risk factors include family history and aging; however, up to 80 percent of heart disease is preventable by making small changes to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to the American Heart Association.