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Nothing but the Facts

Nothing but the Facts

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States. Yet this disease is highly preventable, manageable and even reversible. Ironic, isn’t it? Take a look at the down and dirty statistics on heart disease:

* About 24.1 million people have heart disease.
* The average stay at the hospital for heart disease is 4.5 days.
* About 147,600 patients have heart disease as a primary diagnosis.
* About 652,091 deaths a year are from heart disease.

Don’t let yourself become another statistic. Lifestyle changes are necessary to prevent, manage and or reverse heart disease. For starters, quit smoking, exercise regularly, eat a healthy, balanced diet and drink in moderation. We know all of these changes are very difficult, but they can be done, and that’s why we’re here to help. What have you found to be the most challenging part of preventing/managing/reversing your heart disease? [CDC—National Center for Health Statistics]

Posted: 8/1/08

I struggle with keeping my diet balanced and don't exercise much. Well I'm happy to say I've started a workout regime only 3 days though, hopefully I can up it to doing something daily, now if I could just curb my snacking.


My hardest challenge has been the smoking. I have quit at one time, however,my spouse smokes and that made it more difficult for me to stay off the dang things. I know in my heart that it is the reason I still feel so lousy,yet I just can't stop.