Heart Disease and Women

Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:40

Heart disease is the number one killer of woman in America today and it is largely preventable! The symptoms of a heart attack in women can often be different than in men. Women can experience back pain, neck and jaw pain, nausea, vomitting, fatigue and shortness of breath. It’s important to take charge of your health. Ladies, make sure you know what your numbers are! Do you know your cholesterol? The good, the bad and the triglycerides? do you know your blood pressure? Blood sugar? Your waist size? And your bmi-body mass index? If you don’t know them, make sure you find out what they are! Here are some simple tips that can help get you started. First, if you smoke-quit! Search out smoking cessation programs to help you! If your diet is filled with fast food-stop! Start eating healthy-fresh fruits and vegatables, lean proteins, high fiber and whole grains. Next, exercise! according to the american heart association if you’re a healthy adult between 18 and 65 years of age you should be getting at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense activity 5 days a week!! Keep moving!!

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