Many women tend to put the needs of others ahead of their own. Consider this: taking better care of yourself allows you to take better care of others. Your health is one of the most precious possessions you have, and without it, all the balls you juggle will fall to the ground.
So what is your heart telling you these days?
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 To-Do List for the week, 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.