28 Days to a Healthier Heart

Heart Disease

Lower heart disease risk by 92% with a simple change each day

Heart Health Day 10: Take a 20-Minute Walk

Just 2.5 hours of exercise a week (that’s a little more than 20 minutes a day) could reduce heart attacks by one-third, prevent 285,000 deaths from heart disease in the United States alone, and practically eliminate type 2 diabetes. Wow!

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Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Heart Disease in Women

Heart Disease

True or False: Each year in the US, more women than men die from coronary heart disease.

  • True
  • False

Answer:  True
In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say:

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women of all ages. While the average age at which a woman suffers a heart attack is about 70, each year more than 30,000 women under the age of 55 have heart attacks. The most common heart attack symptom in women is chest pain. In every year since 1984, more American men than women have died from coronary heart disease.