We are still not doing enough to prevent heart attacks and strokes. We cannot change how many hours our boss gives us to work, family demands and financial pressures but we can reduce self-created stress and poor health habits.
This is from a John Hopkins Health Email: This year, approximately 785,000 people in the U.S. will have a heart attack for the first time and another 470,000 will have a repeat heart attack.
Will YOU be one of them?
Do you know:
- Heart attack risk factors?
- The signs and symptoms of a heart attack?
- How heart attack symptoms can be DIFFERENT in women and in men?
- What to do IMMEDIATELY if you think you’re having a heart attack?
If you’re like most people over age 50, having a heart attack is probably one of your major health concerns-and understandably so. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in Americans. As a result, you might think that heart attacks are an inevitable part of growing older. But there’s nothing inevitable about them at all.
In fact, heart attacks are highly preventable. The death rate from heart attacks has been declining steadily for many years, in large part because people are receiving better medical care. Yet too many men and women are not taking the steps that could help protect them.
Diet and Exercise:Understand cholesterol’s role in your body … the difference between “good” HDL and “bad” LDL cholesterol … why reducing cholesterol levels can help prevent coronary heart disease and heart attacks … how triglycerides differ from the other lipids.
Staying hydrated with water and eating anti-inflamatory foods: You will see how inflammation and high levels of C-reactive protein are associated with risk of heart disease and heart attack. Examine the role of blood clots and coronary artery spasms in triggering heart attacks.
Do not let yourselves be confused and overwhelmed by the informantion and misinformation out there in the Health and Fitness Industry. Our Media is part of the problem, most of their information is geared to selling us something not educating and informing. Preventive Health Strategies are key. A Healthy Lifestyle is much easier than waiting lazily to get sick and loose your health and live a life of pain and limitation!