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Monday, February 14, 2011

Heart Health Month

Did you know that February is heart health month?

Seeing hearts everywhere today reminded me that this month is Heart Health Month, and I want to give you some information throughout this month about how to keep your heart strong and healthy. The information I am sharing with you today is sourced from Enjoy!

If you, or a loved one, were having a heart attack, would you know it? The top 5 symptoms of a heart attack are:
(1) Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint.
(2) Chest pain or discomfort.
(3) Pain or discomfort in arms, shoulder, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
(4) Shortness of breath.
(5) Cold sweat, nausea.

No one has a crystal ball when it comes to health, but researchers are gaining a better understanding of predictors of future health. Check out this tool for estimating your chances of having a heart attack in the next 10 years:  (You’ll need to know your cholesterol levels and blood pressure.)

Are the results what you expected?

Look for future posts from me for tips on keeping your heart healthy!
Happy Valentine's Day!


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