Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States? Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined (including breast cancer!). We've gathered some great resources for you to check out if you have questions about heart disease and how it could be affecting you. Here are some links we have found helpful in our quest to live heart healthier lifestyles. Check them out to find out more about heart disease and the steps you can take to make your daily habits more heart healthy!
The Healthy Heart Handbook: For more information on heart disease, questions to ask your doctor, risk factors and prevention tips, this free, comprehensive handbook from The Heart Truth® is extremely helpful.
Getting Started - Tips for Long-term Success: The longest journeys begin with a single step. Here are some great tips that can start your active lifestyle off on the right foot.
Keep the Beat; Deliciously Healthy Eating: These recipes are great for your heart and you'll be surprised when you find out just how delicious heart health can be. The cookbooks provided on this site are FREE and available to download!
8 Exercise Activities for Busy People: If you're like most of us, it's easy to fall into the trap of not having "time" to exercise. Here are a few great tips that you can work into your busy schedule to help you fit heart healthy exercise into your day.
Cardiac Rehabilitation: If you do have heart disease, it's not too late to turn things around. This website provides information on treatment and recovery options for women with heart disease. The site itself also provides tools and tips for healthier living.
For more information about heart disease and additional resources for heart disease awareness and prevention, visit any of the sites below.
The Heart Truth ®
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
Heart Healthy Women.org