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Heart Attacks & Strokes

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that someone has a heart attack and stroke every 34 seconds in America. Worse still, someone dies from these unfortunate incidents every minute. Heart attacks and strokes are caused by cholesterol build-up, which blocks either the coronary artery {to your heart} or the cerebral artery {to your brain}                                     

It is advised that you don’t smoke, and if you do? Quit! Women who smoke are two to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack and stroke than non-smoking women. smoking increases the risk of certain cancers. It is also crucial that you aim for a healthy weight if you want to live a long, vigorous life.

Being overweight and obese can cause many preventable deaths. Make it a commitment to be more physically active by participating in 30 minutes of moderate activity, preferably every day of the week. Make your food choices with your heart health in mind. Select diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol, moderate the total fat you consume, and include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Know your numbers. Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, total lipoproteins {hdl-ldl}, triglycerides, and blood glucose. Work with your doctor to improve on values that are not normal.


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