The choices you make today will impact your life tomorrow. This may sound like advice a mother gives her children, but it is especially true when it comes to taking care of your heart. While some risk factors for developing heart disease are beyond our control, such as age, race or family history, certain lifestyle choices we make in our 20s, 30s and 40s will definitely impact the quality of life in our 50s, 60s and 70s.
Heart disease – and heart attack – is not just for men. It is the number one cause of death in women over the age of 25 and kills nearly twice as many American women than all types of cancer, including breast cancer.
Fortunately, you can take steps now to prevent heart disease and enjoy a healthier life in the years to come by:
• Not smoking.
• Exercising regularly.
• Eating a nutritious diet.
• Maintaining a healthy weight.
You also can attend a free, baseline heart screening for women only that will provide the information you need to possibly prevent heart disease and related problems. The screening includes a blood glucose test, blood cholesterol check, blood pressure monitoring, weight evaluation, and personal health assessment.
Date: Saturday, February 4
Time: 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
9440 Poppy Drive (near Garland Road and North Buckner Boulevard)
Reservations are required for the screening. Call 866-764-3627 today to make your appointment.