Heart Healthy Living

 

Facts about Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.  That’s approx. one woman every minute.  It doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. 

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. 

Hard to recognize heart attack symptoms

Shortness of breath – Women of struggle to breath a few weeks before experiencing a heart attack.  If you are use to doing a certain amount of activity and then, all of a sudden,  you can’t get enough air that is a concern.

Back pain – Irregular pain in the lower or upper back can indicate stress to the heart muscle.

Jaw pain – Sometimes the heart isn’t able to give a good signal and instead the  pain can radiate to the neck, jaw and back.

Nausea -Flu-like symptoms are often reported weeks and days before a heart attach. 

Trust your gut.  If your aren’t feeling normal or are experiencing any of the  symptoms above, head to your local emergency room.  It is better to take care of yourself and prevent damage to your heart, in the event your are having a heart attack. 

Get involved in the Go Red for Women movement and help stop this disease before it stops anymore of  our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends – or ourselves.

Midtown will be holding a Change of Heart Event on Saturday, February 28th.  There will be 3 events, all beginning at 9am.  You can sign up for one of our events or just come in for the day to work out and donate to this cause.  Registration fee is $25.00.  Participants will receive important heart-health information, a Change of Heart goody bag and a one year subscription to SELF or GLAMOUR magazine.

Events

HIIT Class – 9am with Sheri (max. 12)

Spin Class – 9am with Krissie (17 max.)

Cardio Tabata/Core – 9am with Marie (25 max.)

log onto cohworkout.com to join Midtown’s event and register.  Also if interested in one of the above classes, please sign up at front desk a Midtown.  508-788-3030.

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