September 29 is World Heart Day! There are many ways to improve your heart health; so, rather than writing about heart health myself, I decided I would point you to the experts. I hope you will check out some of these links, as I did, to read more about how you can take care of your heart. Preventing an early death from heart disease will lower the risk of your loved ones being broken-hearted.
Did you know the leading cause of death among women is heart disease? What are you doing to improve your heart health? Motivate yourself to make some changes by getting involved. Check out this contest sponsored by Young Living to encourage heart health. Working with others toward a similar goal will help keep you accountable.
What are the symptoms of heart attacks and strokes? The American Heart Association identifies the main symptoms of a heart attack as
- Chest discomfort
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
- Shortness of breath
- Other signs including cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness
How can you prevent heart disease? You can reduce your risk up to 80% by changing your lifestyle, according to Go Red for Women. Walking for 30 minutes a day, getting enough sleep, taking control of your eating, and avoiding salty foods and unhealthy fats are some ways to begin. Check out their website for more details.
Who is at risk? Check out Health magazine’s “9 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Heart.”
What steps will you take for your heart this month? What changes will you make? Don’t ignore the warnings. Make a change today.
My heart, your heart! September 29th! I’m going to walk for 30 minutes now.