Living a Heart Healthy Life -A Guide to Longevity and Good Health
In this series, you will learn about heart disease, it’s risk factors, the impact of high cholesterol and high blood pressure on your heart; as well as lifestyle changes that you can make to live life with heart disease, reduce heart disease conditions, and prevent heart disease from the start. Knowledge is power in all aspects of life! The more you know about heart disease, the more you can do to prevent it and live a long and healthy life.
Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States. While most people think of heart disease as synonymous with heart attacks, there are many more heart ailments and conditions which affect the heart. Heart disease includes coronary artery disease (heart attack), congestive heart disease, heart failure, heart arrhythmias, and several other less well known conditions.
While much of the attention is focused on men and heart disease, women are also affected by heart disease. It is extremely important that women educate themselves on the risks and symptoms of heart disease. Heart disease affects men and women differently and the most well known symptoms for men rarely occur in women.
As each new article is added, it will include a link back to this Table of Contents, so if you get lost, just click on that link. I hope you enjoy this series of articles, and can use them to insure your own heart health.
Table of Contents
- Introduction (you are here)
- How Cholesterol Affects Your Heart
- 5 Ways to Lower Your Risk of High Blood Pressure
- Women and Heart Disease
- What are Triglycerides?
- Exercise and Your Heart
- The Skinny on Weight and Your Heart
- Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart
- Stress and Heart Disease
- Can Potassium Help Your Heart?
- Participate in Your Own Heart Health