Taking better care of yourself allows you to take better care of others, but many women still tend to put the needs of their family, friends and job ahead of their own. Your health is one of the most precious possessions you have, and without it, all those balls, schedules, commitments, etc. you juggle will fall.
Elizabeth Banks shares her own heart attack story via the American Heart Association video above. Watch and learn what "just a little heart attack" looks like. Then learn about heart attack symptoms in women.
If you think you're having a heart attack, call 911.
Heart disease is the #1 killer of American women
While most women are aware of their breast cancer risk, many don’t realize a larger threat is beating inside their chests — heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of American women, more than all cancers combined. In fact, more women than men die of heart disease each year.
When you’re making your next to-do list, add these tasks:
- Take your heart risk assessment
This helps grade the status of your heart health today.
- Make an appointment with your primary care doctor
A check-up with the doc is a great place to discuss your heart disease risks and preventive strategies.
- If you're already diagnosed with a heart disease, check out our free resources and request an appointment with a specialist today.