February is Heart Health Awareness month. Did you know that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in America? I’ve address this issue in another post some time ago.
I found an interesting video, that provides great information regarding the warning signs of a heart attack. This is important because you must take action quickly to get help. What you do in the first 5 minutes, may save your life.
The video by Elizabeth Banks, and is provided courtesy of Mother Nature Network.
The best definition I’ve found describing a heart attack, is from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute:
“A heart attack occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of the heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of the heart muscle begins to die.”
Remember these warning signs:
- Chest discomfort;
- Discomfort in other areas of your upper body such as the arms,neck or jaw;
- Shortness of breath;
- Lightheadedness; and
- Breaking out in a cold sweat.
The Bottom Line: Why risk a heart attack, when prevention is within your own hands! You know you need physical activity, and a better diet. Do what you need to do NOW! The life you save, could be your own.
It’s your life, live well.