Let’s Get to the ❤️ of the Matter – Heart Health

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According to the American Heart Association, a loved one dies from cardiovascular disease every 40 seconds – that’s about 800,000 people every year! How in the HEALTH does that happen?

In 2011, I lost one of the people dearest to me as a result of complications from a cardiovascular disease. After my grandmother’s death, I was determined to educate as many people as I could regarding heart disease and heart health.

Click here to learn more about Heart Conditions and Stroke.

 

⚠️ Warning Signs

Stroke (F.A.S.T.)

  • Face Drooping
  • Arm Weakness
  • Speech Difficultly
  • Time to call 911

Heart Attack

  • Chest Discomfort
  • Upper Body Discomfort
  • Shortness of Breath

More Warning Signs

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2017 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk

Prevention

  • Visit your doctor annually for a blood pressure check and lab work to check your cholesterol (triglycerides) and blood sugar (hemoglobin A1-C) levels.
  • Know your predisposition to cardiovascular disease. If high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or stroke are prevalent in your family, visit your doctor for regular check-ups.
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products. Avoid exposure to second-hand smoke.
  • Stay active (recommended: 30 minutes of physical activity per day) and maintain a healthy diet with limited salt intake.
  • Reduce stress and get plenty of rest.
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2017 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk

 

Photos courtesy of Yasmin Watts

Instagram: @yasminwattsphotography

Website: http://www.yasminwattsphotography.com

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