On average, your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping nutrients and oxygen
throughout the body. Taking this hard-working group of muscles for granted can be easy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
The purpose of this publication is to increase awareness of heart disease risk factors for women and ways for everyone to improve heart health through lifestyle choices. Having regular checkups and discussing any health-related issues with your physician or health-care provider is important.
Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist