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The Heart Truth For Women

The Heart Truth For Women
Centric breaks down the risks, stats and facts of America's number 1 killer - heart disease.
Inhaling tobacco only accelerates cardiovascular disease, hardening and narrowing your arteries at a quicker pace, making blood clots two to four times more likely. Quit, and just one year later, your heart disease risk will drop by more than half.
The Heart Truth For Women
One word, four letters: QUIT!
Laziness, Inactivity
Take a brisk walk around the block during your lunch break, use the stairs instead of the elevator, park your car or get off the bus a few blocks away from your home be active. These simple lifestyle adjustments can help to decrease your chances of developing cardiovascular issues. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise a day, five times a week.
The Heart Truth For Women
Get up and GO!
Nearly 80 percent of black women are overweight or obese, increasing the risk not only of heart disease but also a host of other conditions, including stroke, gallbladder disease, arthritis, and some cancers. If youre overweight, even a small weight loss will help lower your risk.
The Heart Truth For Women
Men lie, women lie - numbers don't.
About 11 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes - and another 5.7 million dont know they have it. Diabetes can be detected with a blood sugar test. Modest changes in diet and level of physical activity can often prevent or delay the development of diabetes.
The Heart Truth For Women
Did you know?: Type 2 diabetes is the most common strain in adults.
High Cholesterol Intake
Eating sodium rich menu options such as red meat, seafood and fried food in excess can increase your chances of developing high cholesterol. They may look and taste delicious but if consumed too often, they're deposits against blood vessels walls which supply blood to the heart, will lead to cardiovascular complications.
The Heart Truth For Women
Treat your body good and guaranteed it will return the favor.
High Blood Pressure
Black women develop high blood pressure (aka, hypertension) earlier in life and have higher average blood pressures compared to white women. HBP also increases the risk of stroke and congestive heart failureand black women have high rates of both.
The Heart Truth For Women
Lower elevated blood pressure by following a heart healthy eating plan, getting regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and, if you drink alcoholic beverages, doing so in moderation (no more than one drink a day).


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