Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
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There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
You’ve gone over your calories for the day or eaten something on your “forbidden” list. You figure that since you've blown your diet, you might as well keep on eating and start over tomorrow. You keep eating, but despise yoursel... Read more
When you suddenly feel that you are feeling down, try to break the patter of your thoughts. Repeat "Break the pattern" or some other metaphor that you find helping, in your mind and suddenly you'll be distracted. Then try to change your train of thou... Read more
I've managed to lose 100 pounds, and am no longer a member of the 300 Club. Today was a bust, though. I've consumed 3,000 calories. I've been sick, and haven't exercised the last couple of days. Back at it tomorrow. Hang in there, everyone.... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
Fact: Heart Attacks are the #1 killer of Americans. Check out the American Heart Association's web-site. The food we consume affects our LDL cholesterol levels (the bad) and our HDL (the good) Foods high in saturated fat, & hydrogenated fat cause... Read more
How many of you have watched a movie or TV show where one of the characters, who has experienced a stressful situation in her life, suffers from what appears to be a classic heart attack but isn't? While this may sound a little farfetched, doctors ar... Read more
Recently I received an email about the Go Red for Women Campaign from the American Heart Association. Reading through the information, I was shocked to discover that more women die from heart disease (heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular d... Read more
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