Wear Red Day Draws Attention to Heart Disease

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

It was a sea of red across the country Friday for a good cause to promote awareness of women's heart health, on National Wear Red Day.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women and deadlier than all cancers combined.

But there are ways you can reduce your risk.

Dr. David Gnegy from Parkersburg Cardiology Associates says if you do one thing, quit smoking.

"If you're sitting on the couch, get off of it, manage your blood pressure, manage your cholesterol and be aware that heart disease is a big deal for women," he says.

People also need to eat healthy, stay physically active and realize it's not about going on a diet, it's about making a lifestyle change.

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