Heart health month is all about raising awareness for heart disease and the ways we can prevent it. Heidi Klum is fully on board with the mission and has joined forces with Diet Coke and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. According to Shape, the multitasking model designed an exclusive Red Dress charm (the symbol for women’s heart disease awareness), which she’ll show off at next week's Academy Awards.
The magazine chatted with Heidi about why she chose to spend her time on this cause in particular and she said, "Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in America, but it doesn't have to be. By following a heart-healthy lifestyle, you can help reduce the risk of heart disease. I want women to think about their own health and the things they can do to stay heart healthy."
She goes on to mention being active and eating healthily as ways for women to prevent heart disease, and smartly adds that it's important to be familiar with your family history. As Heidi puts it, "Always be your own health advocate."