For the 2015 Go Red for Women day, Mayhem skaters put some red on to acknowledge heart disease in women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. Educate yourself on ways to keep your heart healthy at GoRedforWomen.org!
Myth: Heart disease doesn’t affect women who are fit
Fact: Even if you’re a yoga-loving, marathon-running workout fiend, your risk for heart disease isn’t completely eliminated. Factors like cholesterol, eating habits and smoking can counterbalance your other healthy habits. You can be thin and have high cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends you start getting your cholesterol checked at age 20, or earlier, if your family has a history of heart disease. And while you’re at it, be sure to keep an eye on your blood pressure at your next check-up.