2012 American Heart Association Chicago Heart Ball

Two very good videos from the Chicago Heart Ball. Consider running the Chicago Marathon as a charity runner for the American Heart Association.  www.youtube.com/HeartChicago

Heart Fact #29

Your Heart Fact for February 29th.  Glad it was leap year so we are able to give you an extra fact. By adding one hour of regular, vigorous physical activity, adults may gain up to two hours of life expectancy.  Start by including more physical activity into your daily routine. Take a walk, ride a... Read more »

Heart Fact #28

Your Heart fact for February 28th. Uncovering family history can help you to better understand your risk for heart disease. If you have a blood relative with heart disease or a risk factor for genetic heart disease, your risk for developing it significantly increases. Since this is a leap there will be an additional Heart... Read more »
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WHY AM I RUNNING A SPRING MARATHON?

A few days ago someone asked me why I would train for a spring marathon.  I have also questioned this decision since I decided to do this. Some of my thoughts: WHY? I am a CPA and this is my busy season, long hours during the week and weekends.  How will I be able to... Read more »

Heart Fact #27

Your Heart fact for February 27th. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. If you smoke cigarettes (or cigars), you have a higher risk of illness and death from heart attack, stroke and other diseases. So if you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, love your heart... Read more »

Heart Fact #26

Your heart fact for February 26th. During a heart check up, your doctor takes a careful look at your “numbers,” including your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, your blood pressure and more. Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping your heart-healthy. It can help you and your doctor know your risks and mark the... Read more »
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Heart Fact #25

Your Heart Fact for February 25th. The American Heart Association is second only to the federal government as a source of funding for cardiovascular and stroke research.  

Heart Fact #24

Your heart fact for February 24th. About 36.6 million American adults have cholesterol levels of 240 or higher — the point at which it becomes a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. Your total cholesterol should be below 200, and your HDL (good) cholesterol should be 40 or higher.

Heart Fact #23

Your Heart fact for February 23rd. Start thinking about your heart. By adding one hour of regular, vigorous physical activity, adults may gain up to two hours of life expectancy.  Start by including more physical activity into your daily routine. Take a walk, ride a bike or take the stairs. Start out slowly but be... Read more »
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Heart Fact #22

Your heart Fact for February 22nd. Nationally, about 21 cents of every dollar contributed to the American Heart Association is used to fund cardiovascular disease and stroke research.