Heart disease is an epidemic – and a serious one at that. Did you know that someone has a heart attack in the United States every 40 seconds? This is according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which estimates that one in every four deaths in America are prompted by heart disease. To make matters worse, heart disease is a dilemma that afflicts the entire world in equal measure. The world Health Organization (WHO) estimates that heart disease and stroke have been the leading cause of death internationally for the past 15 years, claiming tens of millions of lives every year. Heart disease kills more people than any other illness or health-related complication, including cancer and HIV/AIDS.

These grim statistics are the very reason why the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the American Heart Association (AHA) and a coalition of other sympathetic organizations founded the Go Red for Women awareness campaign. The Go Red for Women campaign adopts the red dress as a national symbol for women who fall victim to heart diseases. AHA research conducted in 2004 discovered that women in the United States are particularly vulnerable to heart disease and stroke. In fact, up to 500,000 women die from heart disease in the US every year, yet the common perception is that older men suffer the most heart attacks.

Thanks to the Go Red for Women campaign, millions of women have learnt about their own susceptibility to heart disease and taken steps to prevent the chances of suffering cardiovascular complications. RISE Programs is a proud supporter of the AHA, and the Go Red for Women campaign. We invite all of our followers and affiliates to dress in red this February and actively participate in women’s health awareness. A good way to start is to consult a physician for a routine check-up and ask about your risk factors for heart disease. You can also learn more about healthy living from RISE Programs’ various coaching resources. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the informative workshops and events listed on our website and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how RISE Programs can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.