In the US, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Despite being characterized as a male issue, heart disease affects females equally.
While genetic factors play a role, lifestyle factors are equally important.
Here are some key areas to address, according to the American Heart Association:
Smoking: Smoking alone increases the risk of heart disease--even moreso when combined with other factors. Risks include: increased blood pressure and tendency to clot, and decreased exercise tolerance and HDL (good) cholesterol.
Diet: Diet is a crucial component in health. Organic, non-GMO food is best. Avoid processed foods and sugar, and limit red meat.
Monitor Blood Pressure/Cholesterol: Blood pressure measurements should be 120/80. High blood pressure can lead to stroke, which can be permanently disabling. Similarly, high cholesterol is a ticking time bomb that can also lead to a stroke.
Physical Activity: The American Heart Association states that the ideal duration of exercise for cardiovascular health is 30 minutes, 5 days per week (at a moderate intensity level). For fewer days per week, you could opt for 25 minutes, 3 days per week at a vigorous intensity level. However, with either of these, at least 2 days per week should also be devoted to moderate/high intensity muscle strengthening activity.
Weight: A healthy lifestyle necessitates a healthy weight. Life Choice products to help in this area include Thyroxycut and Active Woman.
Diabetes Management: A healthy lifestyle can go a long way in preventing diabetes. However, if you already have diabetes, management is vital.
Stress Reduction: While this may be easier said than done, this is an important factor, as stress brings about physiological effects on the body. One study found a linear progression between self-reported psychological stress and damage to the carotid artery. The extensive Whitehall Study in the UK among government employees found that those with the least control over their work had the highest rates of heart disease.
Alcohol Avoidance: While alcohol in moderation is generally safe, in excess, it can lead to a number of issues, including health issues that can hinder cardiovascular health, such as obesity and high blood pressure.
In addition to these tips, consider Life Choice products for hormonal and cardiovascular balance, such as Progest Cream, Arginine, Taurine, and HgH Homeopathic. Arginine and Taurine are great for heart health. HgH works gently with the body to balance the entire endocrine system, and Progest Liposome Cream is the ideal alternative to balance female hormones.
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