Zetas go red for heart health awareness

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Epsilon Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., participated in various activities during American Heart Health Month.

Locally, many are affected by heart disease. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack. People can greatly reduce their risk for CAD through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication.

People can also make healthy changes to lower their risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. Some tips to help prevent heart disease include watch your weight; quit smoking and stay away from second-hand smoke; control cholesterol and blood pressure; drink alcohol only in moderation; get active and eat healthy; and talk to your doctor about taking aspirin every day if you are a man over the age of 45 or a woman past menopause.

Epsilon Zeta Zeta Chapter is under the leadership of Juanita Kimbell Cook.

Zeta Phi Beta is a non-profit service organization which was organized on the campus of Howard University on Jan. 16, 1920.