Women often have a much different experience in a cardiac event from that of a man. Most of us are not aware of those differences.
Here are some facts that might surprise you.
Did you know?
- More women in the US die of heart disease than all cancers combined
- Women are seven times more likely to be sent home from the emergency room while having a heart attack than men
- If a woman is seen by a female physician in the ER while having a cardiac event she is more likely to survive
- Heart attacks are more likely to be misdiagnosed in a woman as indigestion, dehydration, anxiety and stress
- Women are less likely to receive treatment when having a cardiac event
- Women are less likely to be referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program and are less likely to attend when they are referred
- There are over 44 million American women currently living with heart disease and 3 million women have a history of heart attack.
- Diabetes, obesity and being a woman of color, puts you at higher risk for heart disease.
- If you smoke, your chances of developing cardiovascular disease are 2-4 times higher than those of a non-smoker…especially if you are diabetic and/or obese.
- Physical inactivity significantly increases your risk of cardiovascular disease
Much of cardiovascular disease, in fact about 80%, is preventable through lifestyle, nutrition and education.
I can help you reduce your risk of developing or worsening existing heart disease. Feel free to click here for a free consultation with me.
Since June 2019, I decided to hold myself accountable for walking my talk. Several years ago, I was able to take off 135 pounds and essentially save my own life. I regained some of that weight in the last couple of years and I’m working my way back down. I’ve lost over 40 pounds since I began in June and have exercised nearly every day since August.
If you choose to join me on this journey, I hope I am able to impart some nutritional and lifestyle wisdom. Even though I may have gone off the rails temporarily I can still share some of my first hand experience as well as my acquired knowledge and training to help you make the right changes to live your best life.
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This program is open to anyone who:
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Aren’t you tired of feeling bloated and lethargic?
If you continue to follow the path you’re on, where will it lead you in six months? a year? Isn’t it time to take a different approach?
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As a health coach, I work with women who are facing serious health challenges like heart disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes or who have been diagnosed as having a precursor to a serious health issue such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high blood sugar. I help them make food and lifestyle changes so they can get healthy, live longer and enjoy a fuller, happier, more energetic life.
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