Posted on 02/7/2012
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Heart disease is also a leading cause of disability in this country. Cardiovascular disease is costly too...in 2010 it cost the nation more than $444 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity.
More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer, according to the American Heart Association. If you can't believe it, check out this thought provoking video that shows how a busy "super" mom takes care of everyone but herself:http://www.youtube.com/OfficialGoRed4Women
Concerned? You should be...there is a way to prevent it! Since February is American Heart Month, I thought you might like to learn how to prevent heart disease so you or someone you love does not become a statistic. It's pretty simple...know your numbers.
The American Heart Association has additional advice on improving one's heart health at americanheart.org. Check it out!
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Seattle Sutton's Slim Down Contest update...215.25 pounds lost in 4 weeks! Keep it up, you will achieve your goals!
She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.