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Heart Disease is the #1 Threat to Women.

Posted by JCC Pittsburgh on June 18, 2015

Breast cancer is foremost in many women’s minds, but heart disease is the nation’s number one killer, and women are the prime target. Every year, more women than men die of heart disease and stroke. The overall lifetime risk of dying from breast cancer is 3 percent. For cardiovascular disease or stroke, it’s nearly 50 percent.

While the numbers may be stacked against women, it’s possible to dodge the cardiovascular bullet, especially if you start doing something today. For most women, heart disease is preventable by making lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk.

  1. Don’t smoke
  2. Keep your weight in check
  3. Exercise
  4. Limited saturated fat
  5. Eat more fiber
  6. Eat plenty of produce
  7. Quit eating Girl Scout Cookies

Who is counting on you to be your healthiest?

 

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