Dancing and Heart Health: National Wear Red Day


Every 80 seconds a woman dies of heart disease or stroke, yet many Americans still see these as ailments that only affect older men. For fourteen years, National Wear Red Day has been bringing awareness to the number one killer of women: heart disease. In fact, 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes are preventable with education and action. National Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday of every February, which makes this year’s celebration February 3. Dress in your most vibrant red ensemble and join the fight against heart disease and stroke!

National Impact

National Wear Red Day has drastically impacted the way that people think about heart disease. Because of the campaign, nearly 90 percent of women have made at least one healthy behavior change. More than a third of women have lost weight and more than 50 percent have increased their exercise. Most importantly, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day, which is a 30 percent decrease over the last 10 years.

Protect Your Heart

The campaign has educated the nation about the risks of heart disease, but it is your job to take action! Dance your way to a healthier heart with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Dance is a proven way to lower your risk of developing heart problems. Because dancing offers brief bouts of high-intensity exercise, it is an ideal and fun way to ensure that your heart is healthy. Along with heart health, dance has also been shown to improve balance and mood. When you dance, your cardiovascular system improves, your muscle tone increases, and you burn calories.

With highly trained dance instructors and options for couples or singles, Fred Astaire Dance Studios is a place with heart! Whether you’re looking for a tantalizing Tango or a wonderful Waltz, dance into February with a healthier heart.