February is recognized as American Heart Month to raise awareness for heart health. The first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day, part of the Go Red for Women initiative — a nationwide campaign that encourages women to make at least one change that will lower her risk of heart disease.
While some risk factors for heart disease cannot be controlled, there are several changes you can make to help lower your risk, such as:
- getting the recommended amount of physical activity each week
- choosing to eat more nutritious foods
- quitting smoking
To learn more about heart disease and reducing your risk, stop by the Livingston Health Department’s heart health education display table in the lobby on the first floor of Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Avenue throughout the month of February. For additional information, visit the American Heart Association online at heart.org or goredforwomen.org.
Pictured: Livingston Health Educator Jessica Kelly wears red at the Health Department's heart health education display table at Livingston Town Hall, which will provide free resources throughout the month of February.