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Get #OurHearts pumping!

Feb. 3 Is National Wear Red Day

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Wear Red Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in February.

Each year on the first Friday in February, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), The Heart Truth and others around the country celebrate National Wear Red Day to bring greater attention to heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans and to highlight steps people can take to protect their heart. 

Join NIH’ers on Friday, Feb. 3 to get #OurHearts pumping!

Wear red and join The Heart Truth, the NIH Fitness Center and NHLBI leaders for 25 minutes of heart-pumping activity. During this live event, Drs. Gary Gibbons, NHLBI director, and David Goff, director of NHLBI’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, will join NIH Fitness Instructor Charissa Mobley and others around the country for a sampling of fun aerobic exercises including kickboxing, dance and flowing stretches. All fitness levels are welcome to participate.

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The NIH Record

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