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Are You Fighting Heart Disease As You Age?

healthyheartHeart disease can affect women of any age. That’s why it’s so important to start heart-healthy habits now. Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women!

In Your Twenties: In your twenties, it can be easy to overlook the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle, and hard to stick to it even if you do make an effort to eat well and exercise. It’s difficult to hit the gym or think about the right number of fruits and veggies after class or work. But the truth is, as you get older it usually gets harder to stay healthy.

So today is the day to start making small, daily choices that will help you live a long and healthy life. It’s never too early to start taking care of your health.

In Your Thirties: In their thirties, many women get so involved in careers and/or family, they neglect to pay attention to their own health. Don’t let that happen to you!

Remember: You’re young, but you’re not a kid anymore. Life is a balancing act between your friends, family and yourself, but your health should be your top priority. Now is the time to build heart healthy habits. Studies have shown that if you can avoid the conditions that put you at risk for heart disease until you turn fifty, chances are good that you may never develop heart disease. The payoff is well worth your investment.

In Your Forties: In your forties, you may feel like you are too set in your ways to make a change, but it’s never too late. Even small choices can improve your health and lead to heart-healthy habits. No matter what life brings in your forties—a new career, family changes, or life milestones – it’s important to stay happy and healthy so you can enjoy the years to come. Listen to your body and make healthy lifestyle choices now that will benefit you in the long run.

In Your Fifties: Life in your fifties can include starting a new career, sending kids to college or even retiring, but one thing is sure—your body is changing, and those changes can affect your heart.
 Unfortunately, the number of women who have heart attacks increases dramatically once you turn fifty-five—especially after menopause. But the good news is that you have the power to reduce your risk, and if you do have a heart condition, there is plenty that you can do to manage it.

Your sixties and Beyond: At age sixty and beyond, women usually take time to reflect on the important things in life, and one of the most important is your health. Studies have shown that the majority of heart attacks in women occur in the ten years after menopause, but that doesn’t have to happen. You can still make improvements in your diet and lifestyle that will lead to a longer, happier life.

Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women! What are you doing to fight heart disease?

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