Make Your Heart Happy

by Heather Ferber on February 17, 2011

February is American Heart Month, in case you have not already heard it 100 times.  But there is a reason we hear so much about it – heart disease is the most common illness in the United States and the number 1 killer of women.  In 2010, approximately 785,000 Americans suffered their first heart attack and 470,000 suffered a recurrent attack (numbers according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)).

That breaks down to someone having a heart attack about every 25 seconds!

Your heart is crucial to proper blood flow and oxygenation in your body. It is one of the few muscles that is continuously at work and has tremendous impact on the function of every other bodily system.  Your heart health is a strong determining factor in your overall physical health.

Just this week, my dear friend Boni Wendel, appeared the on the Morning Blend.  Boni is a nurse practitioner with Columbia St. Mary’s where she works with their women’s Heart Secrets program.  Take 5 minutes to listen to Boni’s interview:

Boni Wendel on the Morning Blend

Boni will be giving a women’s wellness presentation at my home on Wednesday, March 9th. Mark your calendars for an excellent speaker and look for more details coming soon.  Please post if you would like to be included on the email invitation list.

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Jennifer February 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Wait a minute…I have an egg once or twice a week for breakfast, the other days steel cut oatmeal or yogurt/granola/fruit. I might need to hear more! Informative post & video Heather. ~J

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betterhealthbyheather February 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Eggs! AGH! Think you need to come and meet Boni on the 9th. I’ll include you on my invitation 😉

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darby February 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm

would love to come to this!
thank you
darb

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betterhealthbyheather February 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Will definitely include you! Look for details soon.

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cathy February 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

A great book relating to this topic is Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn . He has saved many lives through diet.

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betterhealthbyheather February 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Thanks Cathy. Going to look for it and give it a read. I, too, think diet is a big component of living a healthy life and having a happy heart.

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