Heart disease is the # 1 killer of women. Whatever your age, your heart health matters.
Taking steps to keep your heart healthy at any age can have significant impacts on your risk of developing heart disease. While routine preventative care can help you maintain a dialog about your risk factor for developing heart disease and how to keep that risk factor low, it is important to remain vigilant about maintaining a healthy lifestyle between visits to your healthcare provider. We have compiled the following resources to help you maintain your momentum to keep your heart healthy.
GoRedForWomen.org - A website filled with a variety of resources from the American Heart Association to call attention to the importance of women's heart health. Every year, national "Go Red" day is celebrated in February, but the movement to bring women's heart health to the forefront is an ongoing movement.
Heart disease risk factors from the CDC
Make the Call - Don't Miss a Beat - A campaign to draw attention to the signs of a heart attack and the importance of seeking emergency care - some of the symptoms on the list may surprise you!
American Heart Association - Anything and everything related to heart health.
Healthy heart patient information sheet from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology - frequently asked questions.
Interview with Dr. Michelle Segar, who studies exercise in women - learn more about what makes an exercise program "stick" with women.
Heart-Healthy recipes from the Mayo Clinic
Heart Healthy recipes from GoRedForWomen.org
Tips for Parents - How to help children maintain a healthy weight