Archive for February 2011

Live Heart Healthy

Heart month may be over but you should continue taking care of your heart.  Keep the 28 Heart Facts to remind you that you need to lead a Heart Healthy Life.   The 28 days of fighting heart disease.   REASONS TO BELIEVE   Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women age 20... Read more »

What are you training for?

What are you training for?  I went out for a run this morning with a group of  runners, all right it was myself and 3 others and ran 9 miles.  After we finished we went to the local Pannera and met up with another group of runners, this one really was a group.  Since we... Read more »

Heart Facts February 24th and 25th

The 28 days of fighting heart disease.   REASONS TO BELIEVE   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... Read more »
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Training for your first marathon

Training for your first marathon
Tips for Beginning Marathon Runners  I am a veteran of running 10 marathons and will be running in my 11th this October.  With my experience of training for these marathons and talking with others I have the following tips to assist you in beginning to train for and completing your first marathon.  1.    Get a... Read more »

Heart Facts February 23rd

The 28 days of fighting heart disease.   REASONS TO BELIEVE   The American Heart Association is second only to the federal government as a source of funding for cardiovascular and stroke research.

Heart Facts February 22nd

The 28 days of fighting heart disease.   REASONS TO BELIEVE   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... Read more »
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Heart Facts February 18th through the 21st

The 28 days of fighting heart disease.   REASONS TO BELIEVE   One of the best ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease is to start getting regular, moderate exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week.   Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, causing someone to gasp dramatically,... Read more »

Heart Facts February 17th

The 28 days of fighting heart disease.   REASONS TO BELIEVE   An estimated 25.1 million men and 20.9 million women increase their risk of heart attack and stroke by smoking cigarettes.

Heart Facts February 16th

The 28 days of fighting heart disease.   REASONS TO BELIEVE   Nearly 8 million Americans age 20 and older have survived a heart attack (myocardial infarction). About 8.9 million have angina pectoris (chest pain or discomfort due to reduced blood supply to the heart).
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Heart Facts February 15th

The 28 days of fighting heart disease.   REASONS TO BELIEVE   This year about 1.2 million Americans will have a first or repeat coronary attack. About 452,000 of them will die. Coronary heart disease is our nation’s leading cause of death.