A LOOK INTO A WOMAN’S HEART

A number of recent studies have revealed that more women are falling prey to heart diseases, breaking the myth about men being at a greater risk. Women are not only more likely to die from heart disease; they also have higher mortality rates due to complications after a heart attack.

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KNOW YOUR HEART

Not only are symptoms different in men and women, but women’s hearts are structurally different as well.

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MENOPAUSE AND
HEART DISEASE

Heart disease risk rises for everyone as they age, but for women symptoms can become more evident after the onset of menopause.

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THE WARNING SIGNS

Symptoms of heart disease aren't always intense or obvious, and they vary from person to person and according to gender.

Because it can be hard to make sense of heart symptoms, doctors warn against ignoring possible warning signs.

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GET ACTIVE

Women should aim for 150 minutes of physical activity each week to help prevent heart disease, and an hour daily for a weight loss program, depending on individual needs. Walking, cycling, dancing or swimming — activities that use larger muscles at low resistance — are good aerobic exercises.

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EAT HEALTHY

At least 4.5 cups per day of fruits and vegetables, at least 6-8 servings per day of fiber-rich whole grains based on a 2000 calorie diet, and a variety of nutritious foods each week such as fatty fish, unsalted nuts and legumes.

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QUIT SMOKING:

Your journey to smoke free life will help you turn your life around in a number of positive ways.

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BEAT STRESS

A little bit of stress is not a bad thing- it keeps you on your toes, keeps you motivated and helps you focus more on your life goals. However, when it becomes too much, the negative impact of stress can be very serious. When stress crosses a certain level and you find yourself being constantly stressed out, the result could be extremely harmful for your heart.

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GET A REGULAR
HEART CHECK:

To ensure that your heart is in good shape, you must get a heart check every year.

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