February is Heart Healthy Month

February is Heart-Healthy Month and the Best Time to GO RED®!

February is American Heart Month where the focus is on raising awareness about heart disease being the leading cause of death for both women and men.

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. National Wear Red Day® is Friday, February 2, 2018. Everyone is encouraged to wear red by purchasing a red dress pin at Macy’s or by making a donation at CVS stores nationwide.


Even though hearts are the star of the show on February 14, we’ve created a calendar full of fun ways to include heart disease prevention into your daily life throughout the entire month.

Heart Healthy Calendar
Healthy Heart
*State and Local members can call Staywell at (800) 821-6591 to learn about their health coaching opportunities

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Go Red®, Go Red For Women® and National Wear Red Day® are registered trademarks of the American Heart Association, Inc. American Heart Association, “Behind National Wear Red Day”, (accessed 11/03/2017), available at goredforwomen.org/home/get-involved/national-wear-red-day/