Your Guide to a Healthy Heart (95 pgs) – If you’re like many people, you may think of heart disease as a problem that happens to other folks. “I feel fine,” you may think, “so I have nothing to worry about.” If you’re a woman, you may also believe that being female protects you from heart disease. If you’re a man, you may think you’re not old enough to have a serious heart condition. Wrong on all counts. In the United States, heart disease is the #1 killer of both women and men. It affects many people at midlife, as well as in old age. It also can happen to those who “feel fine.” Consider these facts:
Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart ( 52 pgs) – If you currently get regular physical activity, congratulations! But if you’re not yet getting all the activity you need, you have lots of company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60 percent of Americans are not meeting the recommended levels of physical activity. Fully 16 percent of Americans are not active at all. Overall, women tend to be less active than men, and older people are less likely to get regular physical activity than younger individuals.
Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease (68 pgs) – Chances are, you’re reading this book because you or someone close to you has heart disease. Perhaps your doctor has recently told you that you have a heart condition, and you’re looking for information on how to take good care of yourself. Perhaps you’ve known about your condition for some time and are interested in the latest knowledge on treatment and self-care. Perhaps you’ve recently had a heart attack or heart surgery and want some guidance on making the best possible recovery.