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Wear red, learn about heart health at student event


Wear red, learn about heart health at student event

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Wear something red, enjoy refreshments and goodies, and learn about heart health at Listen to Your Heart, an event for all University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Outdoor Learning Space.

Listen to Your Heart is held in honor of National Wear Red Day, which takes place annually on the first Friday in February — on Friday, Feb. 3, this year. The day is observed by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and many groups around the country to raise awareness about heart disease as the leading cause of death among Americans, especially women. February is also American Heart Month.

According to the NHLBI, heart disease is largely preventable. Here’s what you can do now to reduce your risk:

• Don’t smoke
• Eat for heart health
• Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days a week
• Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose

Listen to Your Heart is presented by the UH West O‘ahu Student Activity Fee Board in collaboration with Health Services. Students are welcome to show up wearing red to be entered in a giveaway, learn more about heart health, and enjoy fresh fruits and snacks while supplies last.

For more information or any questions, email Follow @safbwo and @uhwostudentlife on Instagram for updates and reminders for future events.