Are you taking your health to heart? Perhaps you understand the importance of eating a diet low in cholesterol or getting 30 minutes of exercise a day. But do you know your own risk of developing cardiovascular disease?
It's time to take your heart health personally. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women and that means it is not someone else's problem. Below are some useful resources to help assess your risks and tips to help improve your heart health.
Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is challenging one million women to stop heart disease and Go Red. Women can take action against their No. 1 killer by taking the Go Red Heart Check-up. An online, 10-year risk assessment, the Check-up will help women calculate their risk of heart disease. Take the Check-up and learn how to make healthy habits part of your daily routine.
Keep Your Numbers in Check - Get Physical
Don't think exercise think action. Standing is better than sitting; walking is better than standing. Increase your physical activity to at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week, even if you do it 10 minutes at a time.
Cholesterol Low Down
This program helps people reach their health goals by offering information about high cholesterol and heart disease, plus ongoing encouragement and support.
Heart of Diabetes
Understanding Insulin Resistance promotes an understanding of the important link between diabetes, cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance.
This Web site offers information about nutrition, eating out, shopping and weight management. It also has delicious heart-healthy recipes from AHA cookbooks.