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Next month the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will host its annual star-studded Red Dress Collection runway show during New York Fashion Week. The Heart Truth initiative, as it is known, aims to inform women about the risk of heart disease.

No color packs as much of a confident, timeless punch as red (just ask Lady Gaga!). February is also National Heart Awareness month so there's added incentive to wear the rosy hue.

No crimson in your closet? We've got you covered! For the next two weeks, we'll be running down our favorite fashionable picks -- from lipstick to dresses to irresistible shoes - and pairing them with an array of thought-provoking facts from The Heart Truth's archive. After all, a happy heart means a happy shopper!

Be sure to check back regularly for exclusive news, coverage, and tidbits pertaining to the glam fashion show taking place on February 11th as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Without further ado, here's the factoid of the day:

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in America. One key to prevention is plenty of exercise -- it's as easy as taking a brisk walk a few times a week. Just be sure to choose footwear that's comfortable (and stylish too!), like these bright ballet flats, with built-in sneaker technology to support you literally every step of the way.