Mother or grandmother, sister or aunt, wife or girlfriend: the
women in your life mean everything to you. Celebrate their heart
health — and yours — by taking part in National Wear Red
Day, on Friday, February 3.
Join our SWELL (Student Wellness) Peer
Educators in wearing red or a red ribbon. We’ll be handing out
ribbons at the D’Angelo Center on Friday. Put your red on, and you
can enter our raffle for a great prize!
Fight for Your Health
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of
American women—regardless or race or ethnicity? Heart disease kills
one out of every four American women. It’s a condition that can
permanently harm your health and your life.
First, know your family health history. Heart disease is often
inherited! To help you fight heart disease, Student Services offers
these other “Healthy Heart Tips”:
- Start exercising! (Consult a physician before beginning a
- Use the campus Fitness Center
- Choose an exercise you like and ask a friend to join you
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator and make time to walk
around campus every day.
- If you do, stop
- Smoking doubles your risk of heart attack
- Try to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a
- Choose skim or 1 percent milk and non-fat/low-fat yogurt or
- Increase whole grains in your diet
- Limit friend foods and high-fat meats (e.g., sausage, bacon,
Heart disease can be conquered! For more information about
National Wear Red Day on campus, contact
Ruth DeRosa, LCSW, Associate Director of Wellness
Education and Prevention in the Department of Student Wellness.
Learn more about heart health at www.hearttruth.gov.