Wear Red Day – level 2

10-02-2022 07:00

The American Heart Association created Wear Red Day. On the first Friday of February, people in America wear red clothes to make others aware about heart disease in women.

In the US, heart disease kills one in three women every year, which is more than all the cancers together. Doctors worry because younger and younger women have heart disease. Many women in their 20s and 30s already have some kind of heart disease, which was unusual ten or twenty years ago.

Heart disease is about 80% preventable, which means that people can often stop it from happening. The most important things are a healthy diet and enough exercise. People should eat enough grains, fruit and vegetables and drink less sugary drinks. More important things are to stop smoking, get enough sleep, and see friends.

Difficult words: aware (knowing that something exists), cancer (a disease when a part of the body starts to grow without control), diet (the food which somebody eats).

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