Wear Red Day – level 3

10-02-2022 07:00

The US national Wear Red Day is a campaign from the American Heart Association, to raise awareness about heart disease in women.

On the first Friday of February, Americans wear red to show that heart disease kills one out of every three American women every year. Although heart disease is about 80% preventable, it is the number one killer of all women. In fact, heart disease kills more women than all cancers today.

Risks for heart disease are high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, high body mass index, smoking, and genetics, or what conditions they get from their family. Experts are seeing an increase in heart disease in younger and younger women who they never thought were at risk.

Heart disease takes a long time to develop, and people can prevent it by caring about their health. The best ways are to pay attention to what you eat and exercise regularly. Limit sugary drinks and eat more grains, fruits, and vegetables. Pay attention to your body and learn healthy ways to cope with stress.

Difficult words: preventable (something that can be stopped from happening), cholesterol (a fat-like substance in all cells in the body), body mass index (a number that indicates high body fatness).

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