Statistic tell us that one in our women will die from heart disease. The American Heart Association states that the chances of a female getting heart disease is triple the risk of breast cancer. There are steps you can take, now to decrease your heart disease risk and you will not be that one.
Who better to offer suggestions regarding women’s heart heath, than female cardiologists Here are suggestions, from 5 women doctor,
Jennifer Mieres a nuclear clinical cardiologist says she laughs every day because it lowers blood pressure. I get y biggest laughs watching Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes with my grandchildren.
Maja Zaric, M.D., is a Women’s health advisor and interventional cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She says w omen’s hearts handle stress differently than men, therefore we must be be proactive about relaxation. She suggests turning of the cell phone and being unavailable for a while.
Patricia Vassallo, M.D., a cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago says heart disease runs in her family. She believes a healthy diet is key to heart health.
Swedish cardiologist Madelina Petrescu says lack of sleep can increase risk of heart attack so make sure to get lots of shut eye. I try to take naps during the day when possible for extra sleep.
Martha Gulati MD a cardiologist from Ohio State University emphasizes exercise because movement strengthens our hearts. I make sure to walk at least 3 miles outside my house each day. I also like dancing to oldies.
These 5 suggestions are nothing new. Exercise, laughter eating healthy getting proper sleep, and reducing stress benefit us in every area of our lives. Even so there is an old saying that constant review is the student’s glue.
Some woman somewhere who has not yet grasped the importance of these steps may benefit from reading the again. Other females may appreciate the information more, simply because it is coming from women physicians. These 5 things are an easy way to obtain that once of prevention, that will keep you from being that on woman in four who dies from heart disease.