Category: CARA

Heart Fact #20

Heart Fact for February 20th. 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. Even if you are not training for a marathon and running for the American Heart Association, you should exercise 4 days... Read more »

Heart Fact #19

Your heart fact for February 19th. An estimated 25.1 million men and 20.9 million women increase their risk of heart attack and stroke by smoking cigarettes.

Heart Fact #17

Your heart fact for February 17th. 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.
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Heart Fact #14

Your heart fact for February 14th, Valentine day: Choose to beat heart disease this year. Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising more, reducing your cholesterol, or quitting smoking, and turn your personal choices into life-saving actions. You can still register to run the Bank of America marathon for the American Heart Association.

Heart Fact #13

Your Heart Fact for February 13th Too many lives have and will be cut short from heart disease and its risk factors; however, early detection, lifestyle changes, and other intervention can improve certain conditions You want a real lifestyle change, run the Bank of America marathon in October as a charity runner for the American... Read more »

Heart Fact #12

Heart Fact for February 12th. Choose to speak up, not remain silent. Support  legislation that would improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and stroke in Americans. Check out yourthecure.org and learn more!
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Heart Fact #11

Heart Fact for February 11th. In case you needed another reason to stop smoking: Children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy have more damage to their arteries in young adulthood than offspring of non-smokers and the association is even stronger if both parents smoke.

Heart Fact #10

Heart Fact for February 10th.   Stroke kills over 137,000 people a year (about 1 of every 18 deaths). On average, one American dies of stroke every 4 minutes.

Heart Fact #8

Heart fact for February 8th. Stroke is the No. 4 killer and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Each year, about 795,000 Americans have a new or repeat stroke (1 every 40 seconds); est. 7 million survivors alive in 2007.
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Heart Fact #7

Heart fact for the 7th of February: Overweight children are more likely to have abnormally thick heart muscle tissue when they become an adult, which increases the risk of  heart attack and heart failure. The Chicago Marathon has SOLD OUT in record time.  If you are still interested in running the Chicago Marathon consider being a... Read more »