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American Heart Association Ranks America's Most Heart Friendly Cities for Women
Date:5/19/2008

ascular

disease.

-- Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 460,000 women per year,

approximately one woman per minute.

-- More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of

death combined, including cancer.

Heart Friendly Tips... No Matter Where You Live

Regardless of where your city falls on the list, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women in all 50 states. Living in a heart friendly city does not automatically make you heart healthy, and the reverse is also true. Whether you live in Denver or Detroit, your heart is in your hands. Heart disease is largely preventable if you work to lower your risks by making changes to your everyday lifestyle.

There are some basic steps you can take to make a positive impact on your health, your family's health and your city's status on the list. Start by visiting http://www.GoRedForWomen.org to get your "Go Red Heart Style Guide" with actionable plans, tips, recipes, a free magazine subscription and more to help you live a heart healthy lifestyle.

Here are some simple ways you can be heart healthy, regardless of your area code:

-- Eat healthy! Learn the basics about a heart healthy diet with Go Red

tools and tips for balanced nutrition, delicious recipes and more.

-- Get Physically Active! Regular, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

improves cardiovascular fitness and helps reduce risk of heart disease

and stroke. You can incorporate physical activity into your daily

routines with Choose To Move, a 12-week physical activity and nutrition

program that can be customized to fit every lifestyle. Register at

http://www.GoRedForWomen.org.

-- Know your numbers! Tracking blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and

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SOURCE American Heart Association
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