Matters of the Heart

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, September 28, 2015 IN: Health

World Heart Day, September 29, 2015

Acknowledging World Heart Day, September 29, 2015

I am always looking for another opportunity to draw attention to matters of the heart especially as it pertains to women’s heart health. I found the perfect occasion, Tuesday, September 29 is World Heart Day.
Matters of the Heart

The World Heart Federation Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention.  World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year.

Wearing J. Crew Metallic mixed-tweed dress, with Marc Cain woven leather booties from Yoox.com

Wearing J. Crew Metallic mixed-tweed fit and flare dress, J. Crewq Factory drop earrings and Marc Cain woven leather booties from Yoox.com

The good news is that nearly 80% of the risk of heart disease is due to factors that are modifiable. That is to say, these factors you have the power to control.

World Heart Day was set up to drive home the message that heart problems can be prevented.

Women's Hearts by the Number's Photo Credit: The Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital

Women’s Hearts by the Number’s Photo Credit: The Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital

Heart attack Symptoms in women are likely to be different from those experienced by men.  Women may have common symptoms of pain or pressure in the chest but also these less obvious symptoms:

Heart Attack Symptoms Photo credit: Penn Medicine

Heart Attack Symptoms Photo credit: Penn Medicine

Warning signs and symptoms of a stroke

“FAST” Warning signs and symptoms of a stroke

 

Photo image: Fit and Fab for Life

Heart Healthy Choices  Photo image: Fit and Fab for Life

Matters of the heart can be unpredictable, be proactive with #healthyheartchoices.

Have a fabulous week!

 

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  • Glenda Harrison

    I commented on Instagram, but I popped over to take a closer look at your outfit. I just ordered a dress with this same shape from Loft. I can’t wait to wear it. You look great. I love the cocoa colored booties, and the pop of blue on the toes 🙂

    • Glenda,
      Hi! Thank you for stopping by for a closer look. This fit and flare style of dress is a winner for my pear-shaped body.
      I knew I got the booties right when you mentioned on Periscope about the mid-calf length being the latest trend.

  • Nina Forrest

    You really did a wonderful job of giving information about women’s heart health! It’s complete and easy to understand. I will share it!

    • Nina,
      Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read and share this very important heart health information.