Mutch Women's Center for Health Enrichment

Heart Health

Long thought of as primarily affecting men, we now know that cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, hypertension, and stroke, also affects a substantial number of women. Experts estimate that one in two women will die of heart disease or stroke, compared with one in 25 women who will die of breast cancer.

The good news is that there are things one can do to significantly lower the chance of getting heart disease. If someone already has heart disease, these same measures can not only slow the progression of the disease, but also cause the disease process to regress with time.

It's never too late to start living healthy, but the earlier a person starts, the better. Parents should teach their children the basics of healthy living so it becomes ingrained in their lifestyle. Hardening of the arteries is a process that begins in the late teens to early twenties and progresses for the rest of life.

Healthy living doesn't require anything that is complex and difficult. It is about a healthy lifestyle of eating well, exercising and managing stress. If these could be sold in a pill it would be one of the most widely used drugs, but these are not available in pill form. It will take some commitment to your health to take these in daily and weekly doses.

There is no better time to start than today, call us at 605-328-7155 or check out the information and services by clicking on a button above.