Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Opinion

February 15, 2013

Heart disease is preventable

GOSHEN — Cancers get a lot of press as being leading causes of death for women — and they are heartless, terrible killers — but a nationwide realization is occurring that heart disease, not cancer, kills the most women yearly.

This month has been designated as American Heart Month, something the American Heart Association and local health care organizations is using to get the message out about heart health for women. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease takes the lives of more than 400,000 women each year in the United States. Many of these deaths are premature and could have been avoided by leading a healthy lifestyle.

On Tuesday from 5:30  to 8:30 p.m. the IU Health Goshen Heart & Vascular Center will host its first Go Red for Women event at the IU Health Goshen Hospital. Go Red for Women is the theme created by the American Heart Association to reach women about the dangers of heart disease. To register in advance for this free event, call 877-566-4660

Those women who can’t attend have other options to educate themselves about heart disease. The American Heart Association website is a good place to start and offers a lot of information on how to prevent the disease. Much of the advice for women is common sense — get adequate sleep, don’t abuse alcohol and drugs, do get plenty of exercise that elevates the heart rate, and eat a diet low in saturated fats and which is high in vegetable and fruit content.

But the best way women can learn about heart disease is to gather with other women Tuesday night at the hospital and listen to experts talk about the disease.

Women should be aware that good health is not guaranteed for anyone, yet too often Americans increase their risks for all types of diseases by indulging in bad eating habits, not exercising, smoking and drinking alcohol to excess.

How these habits and more impact heart health will be outlined at the Go Red for Women event. We hope many Goshen-area women take a few hours out of their routine Tuesday night and spend it at the hospital to educate themselves how they can easily change their health for the better. The only requirement for making that change is determination.

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