February is National Heart Health month. Did you know that women are the least informed and the most affected by heart attacks? So scary!
We’re pretty certain you’ve come across a news story on this topic but here are a few things we want you to know because we ❤️ you!
Heart disease in the #1 killer of women.
Heart disease can affect women of all ages.
Heart attack symptoms for a women are usually ignored because they are often explained as symptoms of stress, anxiety or muscle pain.
Know the symptoms of a heart attack. They can be different from those in a man. It is well documented that women are often not taken seriously when it comes to suspected heart attacks.
To learn how a women’s symptoms of a heart attack may be different from a man check out: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/about-heart-disease-in-women/signs-and-symptoms-in-women
Be your own advocate if you think something is wrong. Stay in touch with your body and recognize when something doesn’t feel right. Don’t take a chance.
Eat a heart healthy diet. Our Clean Food Re-boot teaches you how to eat and move so you can always be 100% HEART healthy. It’s easier than you think! Check it out here. For a list of heart healthy foods, check out https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/17079-heart-healthy-diet.
One way to Manage your stress levels is to do less and plan some downtime. Yes, we know this is easier said than done but give it a shot. Try our favorite breathing exercise: with your mouth closed, breathe in through your nose for 5 counts, hold your breath for 5 counts and exhale through nose or mouth for 5 counts. See, don’t you feel better?
Exercise regularly. Even short spurts of exercise are beneficial, but if you are looking for something more structured, check out an energia class. Visit https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/ELHPEA/classes for the most up-to-date class schedule.
Get 7-8 hours of sleep.
Discuss your heart health with your doctors.
LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH to stay informed and empowered.
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