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Women’s Health Tips – Reducing Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Women all over the world have reason for concern – the American Heart Association’s figures show that about a million Americans each year die from heart disease, and half of them are women. The good news is that many of the risk factors that lead to heart disease – obesity, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle, to name just a few – can be remedied.

We have come up with some quick and handy tips that can help you minimize the chances of heart disease.

Get heart-smart. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle does not mean giving up delicious foods. Listen not to those who say opting for a mainly vegetarian diet is a sacrifice of flavor – fruits and whole grains also help. I heard of this neat drink that actually reduces cholesterol levels – it is Minute Maid ™ Premium Heart Wise and I suggest you give it a try.

Move it and a-groove it! Physical activity is essential for a healthy heart. Start small. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, squeeze in a 15-minute walk during your day or park your car in the farthest parking spot at the grocery store.

Weigh your options. If you are overweight, you are endangering your heart. Overweight people need to lose a mere five to ten percent of their current body weight in order to significantly minimize their chances of contracting heart disease. Eat healthy foods and get regular exercise and you can easily reach a healthy target weight.

Know your numbers. Learn about your own risks for heart disease. Be on the lookout for any peculiar manifestations and be conscious about your health. Make regular visits to your medical care professional and have yourself checked for cholesterol when you do so.

Minute Maid has partnered with WomenHeart. The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease to help educate women about heart disease and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.

Incidentally, there have been several awareness campaigns launched by American food and drink manufacturers, including the Minute Maid ™ Premium Heart Wise 8-Week Challenge for Health and Wellness, launched by the makers of Minute Maid Premium Heart Wise ™ orange juice – they encourage people to drink at least two glasses of eight fluid ounce servings per meal in order to facilitate healthy and wholesome living.

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