Each year on the first Friday in February, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, The Heart Truth® and others around the country celebrate National Wear Red Day® to bring greater attention to heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans and steps people can take to protect their heart. Promote Wear Red Day in your community with resources such as printable stickers, posters, and social media graphics, including customizable ones.
Join us Friday, February 3 to get #OurHearts pumping!
Wear red and join The Heart Truth, the NIH Fitness Center, and NHLBI leaders for 25 minutes of heart-pumping activity! During this live event, Drs. Gary Gibbons, NHLBI director, and David Goff, director of NHLBI’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, will join NIH Fitness Instructor Linda Bessacque and others around the country for a sampling of fun aerobic exercises including kickboxing, dance, and flowing stretches. All fitness levels are welcome to participate.
When it comes to physical activity, aim for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. This can reduce your risk for heart disease and your chances of developing other risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and being overweight.