Check out this fantastic E-VENT happening soon that will help you take control of your heart health and to get you started your way to a happier and healthier lifestyle!!! The first national Healthy Heart Challenge, hosted by Dr. Nieca Goldberg who’s known as the Pioneer of Women’s Cardiac Care, happens on February 2nd at 3pm ET. It’s your chance to ask Dr. Goldberg your heart health questions and find out how you can lower your heart disease risk factors by up to 80%.
So who is Dr. Nieca Goldberg and what are her qualification? She the Medical Director for the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. She’s also an author a recognized pioneer in women’s heart health. Her first book, Women Are Not Small Men: Life-Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women, changed the way heart disease is looked at in women. She’s also penned, The Women’s Healthy Heart Program: Lifesaving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease and Dr. Nieca Goldberg’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health . Additionally, she’s a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” campaign – and 15-year volunteer and board member of the Association.
Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States. In fact, it
kills more people yearly that all of the cancers combined and with
simple lifestyle changes your your risk of heart disease can be reduced
by up to 80%. The added benefit? You’ll likely look better, should
feel better, and probably live longer! Dr. Goldberg wants to help you lower your chances for cardiovascular disease this February through her Healthy Heart Challenge. “Through education, community, and action, we can improve our own quality of life and the quality of life for our family, friends, and neighbors. I began my Healthy Heart Challenge to bring support and initiative to a largely preventable issue plaguing our country,” says Dr. Goldberg.
To help improve your heart health, Dr. Goldberg offers these lifestyle changes that can help:
- Stop Smoking Now: When you smoke you’re tripling your risk of heart disease.
- Lower your salt intake: More than 1 million people would be saved from hypertension by just reducing their salt intake in half
- Get Moving: Add 3-hours of aerobic exercise a week and make it a habit to take at least 10,000 steps a day.
- Heart Check-Up: See your Doctor and share your family history, be honest about your lifestyle choices, and have tests done to help diagnose any problem like cholesterol and glucose levels and have your blood pressure taken.
- Add an Aspirin Regiment: Not everyone benefits from aspirin therapy. Check with your Doctor to see if you would.
Social Media Links
- Sign up to participate in the Healthy Heart Challenge
- Join the BookTrib Live Chat with Dr. Goldberg on 2/2/12 at 3PM ET – You must be a member of BookTrib to participate – Click here to join BookTrib.
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