……..As American Heart Month Begins

Today is National Wear Red Day®. The National Wear Red Day® campaign raises awareness of heart disease – the #1 killer of women.

Understand Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease

The American Heart Association® posted an interactive exercise on their website that allows users to assess their risk factors for heart disease and contemplate a plan for action. These risk factors include family history, age, gender, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, obesity, smoking, and inadequate exercise. Image Credit (Hearts): Dorkina Myrick, M.D., Ph.D.


Video: Courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Indicators of heart disease in women may manifest differently than indicators of heart disease in men.

Recognize the Symptoms of a Heart Attack:
Dizziness
Shortness of breath
Nausea/vomiting
Pain/Discomfort radiating to the jaw, arm(s), neck, or back
Sweating

Call 911!


Video: Courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Get Trained in CPR

A CPR training video may also be found on the American Heart Association® website.

Prevent Heart Attacks:

Eat heart-healthy foods
Limit cholesterol intake
Exercise at least 30 minutes per day
Lose weight
Stop smoking
Reduce sugar in the diet



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3 replies

  1. can’t put my finger where i heard this before but its still interesting

  2. Amazing. Thank you for providing this great information. I hope more people are seeing this website because they can learn a lot from it.

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