SLIM CHALLENGE DAY 52 – HEART DISEASE


Dear Readers,

  Yesterday I actually was unable to go to the gym but did not deviate from my eating.  I actually had great portioned meals during the day even with a late dinner I feel good.  I feel lighter today and a little hyper.  Probably lack of sleep and some stress thrown in the mix makes my adrenaline pump faster.  There is no substitute to working out however or any exercise activity.  Today will be a late day for me so I will sneak a workout in at night. 

This month is American Heart Month and I wanted to go into this simply because it ties into Slim.  What Slim does is to prevent and avoid any heart disease to happen from lowering high blood cholesterol (breaking down bad cholesterol) and pretty much making sure your body does not store the fat.  A lot of people suffer from heart disease and heart attacks yearly and in most cases women.  It has been said women worry more about the kids, food, laundry, cleaning and so forth more than their own well-being and health at times.  This causes stress and bad eating habits.  Slim will help curb your appetite as well as break down any fatty foods you eat.  You will honestly feel the results within a week of taking it daily (twice or three times) with meals.  It’s not a drug so it’s safe with anything you take or eat.  

AWARENESS

On February 5th, beginning with National Wear Red Day®—millions will help spread the critical message that “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear—It’s the #1 Killer of Women.®” The Red Dress®, the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness, was created by The Heart Truth® in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women. Everyone can participate in the national movement by wearing their favorite red dress, shirt, tie, or Red Dress Pin. For free information and resources to help you and your community celebrate National Wear Red Day, visit the National Wear Red Day toolkit.  We all have to protect ourselves and be AWARE of the statistics.  Heart disease is nothing to play with.  Here are some steps from the NHLBI website.  Please read it may save someone you know.

What is Heart Disease?

When you hear the term “heart disease,” you may think, “That’s a man’s disease” or “Not my problem.” But here is The Heart Truth®: one in four women in the United States dies of heart disease, while one in 30 dies of breast cancer. If you’ve got a heart, heart disease could be your problem. Learn more >

What Are the Risk Factors for Heart Disease?

An astonishing 80 percent of women ages 40 to 60 have one or more risk factor for heart disease. Having one or more risk factors dramatically increases a woman’s chance of developing heart disease because risk factors tend to worsen each other’s effects. In fact, according to research compiled by the NHLBI, having just one risk factor doubles your chance of developing heart disease.

Whatever a woman’s age, she needs to take action to protect her heart health. Heart disease can begin early, even in the teen years, and women in their 20s and 30s need to take action to reduce their risk of developing heart disease. Yet among U.S. women ages 18 and older, 17.3 percent are current smokers, 51.6 are overweight (BMI 25 or greater), 27 percent have hypertension, 35 percent have high cholesterol, and 53 percent do not meet physical activity recommendations. African American and Hispanic women, in particular, have higher rates of some risk factors for heart disease and are disproportionately affected by the disease compared to white women. More than 80 percent of midlife African American women are overweight or obese, 52 percent have hypertension, and 14 percent have been diagnosed with diabetes. Some 83 percent of midlife Hispanic women are overweight or obese, and more than 10 percent have been diagnosed with diabetes. Learn more >

How Do I Find Out if I Am at Risk for Heart Disease?

Some women believe that doing just one healthy thing will take care of all their heart disease risk. For example, they may think that if they walk or swim regularly, they can still smoke and stay fairly healthy. Wrong! To protect your heart, it is vital to make changes that address each risk factor you have. Learn more >

A damaged heart can damage your life by interfering with enjoyable activities and even your ability to do simple things, such as taking a walk or climbing steps. Heart disease cannot be “cured.” It is a lifelong condition—once you get it, you’ll always have it.

Fortunately, it’s a problem you can do something about. Find out your risk for heart disease and take steps to prevent and control it. Talk to your physician to get more answers. Start taking action today to protect your heart. By doing just 4 things—eating right, being physically active, not smoking, and keeping a healthy weight—you can reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 82 percent.

I will also do a dual posting today since I did not publish yesterday.  Finding means to distress yourself is really difficult but I have to find a moment for myself to just relax, evaluate, and execute.  Life is always filled with challenges but the one challenge we cannot fail at is living!

Live Life and Live Healthy,

Mickel Yamamoto

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About Mickel

Husband, Father, fitness enthusiast. GTfit founder. We often settle and find that moving, even at a slow pace hard. I am here to show you that no matter how slow - PROGRESS IS STILL PROGRESS. #evolve

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