Friday, May 7, 2010
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Today, we're learning more and more about the way our health needs change over time. While some things never change, like the need for a healthy diet, regular exercise and a positive attitude, other aspects of your health are simply due to your stage of life.
Age, however, can be deceiving. In Inspiring Stories you'll find the stories of several women who experienced heart-related incidents at age 35 and younger.
With that in mind, make it your goal to know your cholesterol and triglyceride numbers as well as you know your 401(K) balance and shoe size. Instead of counting wrinkles (not that you have any!) keep an eye on your calorie count - and eat from each of the six food groups as recommended by the USDA and the American Heart Association.
Above all, remember: Your body and current state of health are as unique as you are. That's why it's so important for women to find realistic heart health goals with the help of their doctors, and to be aware of the lifestyle choices that can decrease the risk of heart disease.
An ounce of prevention? Make that a gallon!
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Get inspired. Get informed. Join health and fitness experts, medical professionals, and women like you to hear the concrete steps you can take today for better heart health.
Have you or someone you love suffered from heart disease or stroke? As these women know, it takes a combination of courage, inspiration and expert advice to bounce back from severe illness.
Let their stories inspire you as you learn the many different sources of strength they’ve drawn on, as mothers, daughters, spouses and members of diverse communities all across America.
Ce Ce Mason: Suffered a heart attack at age 31
Eliz Greene: Suffered a heart attack during pregnancy at 35
Jackie Wilson: Needlessly Suffered in Silence
Jennifer Mele: Discovered “heartburn” can be a symptom of heart disease at 35
Joann Hofer: Heart Attack at 36 on a “perfect” Sunday afternoon
Megan Silvia: Three Heart Surgeries by Age 37
Melissa Oliver: Blocked arteries led to a heart attack at 35
Nenette Madla: Seemed so healthy at 32
Tonya Henderson-Meyer: Finding support after major heart surgery
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