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Heart Health Resources


The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women by the experts at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health offers the most up-to-date information on women's heart disease and practical strategies for how to reduce your risk. Action plans:

  The Heart Truth for Women: An Action Plan
  The Heart Truth for African American Women: An Action Plan
  The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan

Keep the Beat heart healthy recipes from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. More recipes and tips:

  Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
  When Delicious Meets Nutritious
  Platillos Latinos ¡Sabrosos y Saludables!

Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your HeartYour Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart
According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, inactive people are nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are more active. This is true even if you have no other conditions or habits that increase your risk for heart disease. Lack of physical activity also leads to more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and more use of medicines for a variety of illnesses. The good news is that physical activity can protect your heart in a number of important ways. Moreover, to get benefits, you don’t have to run a marathon. Regular activity—something as simple as a brisk, 30-minute walk each day—can help you to reduce your risk of heart disease.

Your Guide to Living Well with Heart DiseaseYour Guide to Living with Heart Disease
A step-by-step guide to helping people with heart disease make decisions that will protect and improve their heart health. It will give you information about lifestyle habits, medicines, and other treatments that can lessen your chances of having a heart attack — either a first attack or a repeat one. If you have already had a heart attack or have undergone a heart procedure, you will find guidance on how to recover well, both physically and emotionally. But this book is not just about preventing and treating pro b l e m s . I t is also about how to live well with heart disease. It will help you to make decisions that allow you to live as fully, healthfully, and enjoyably as possible.

Heart Statistics for WomenLeading causes of death for American women. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women, regardless of race or ethnicity. It also strikes at younger ages than most people think, and the risk rises in middle age. And, two-thirds of women who have heart attacks never fully recover.

Visit the NHLBI Heart Truth Web site.
Learn more about heart disease in women and how you can show your support for women's heart disease awareness.

La verdad acerca del corazón
Al escuchar la frase “enfermedades del corazón”, ¿cuál es tu primerareacción? Como muchas otras mujeres, puedes pensar que estasenfermedades afectan sólo a los hombres. Sin embargo, aquí está LA VERDAD ACERCA DEL CORAZÓN:Las enfermedades del corazónson la principal causa de muerte entre Latinas en los Estados Unidos. Junto con los derrames cerebrales, las enfermedades del corazón sonresponsables de aproximadamente un tercio de las muertes deLatinas; en tanto el cáncer, la segunda causa, representaaproximadamente un quinto de esas muertes.

® ™The Heart Truth, its logo and The Red Dress are trademarks of HHS.




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