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This February, Fight Heart Disease

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istock_000008477896xsmallDid you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? February is all about love and other matters of the heart. What better time to fight heart disease?

“Eighty percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented, if they make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking,” Dr. Abdul Ghani of Advocate South Suburban Hospital said in a recent interview with Beacon News. “This is why it is so important that women talk to one another about their No. 1 killer.”

The American Heart Association wants to make it easy for you to Go Red and get fit! The BetterU program is a free, 12 week course that will help you improve your overall health. Best yet, you can track the entire program online!

The program includes step-by-step guidance on becoming healthy, a downloadable coaching tool, goal setting tips, recipes, forum and more.

Bethany residents have access to a professional exercise physiologist, a state-of-the-art gym and chef who prepares meals that are both nutritious and delicious. Plus, there’s the health benefit of laughter with neighbors and friends!

Share your stories about heart disease and stroke below. How have you been affected by cardiovascular disease?

Written by Bethany Lutheran Village

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