On International Women's Day (March 8) a series of news stories announced that women are at greater risk of heart disease than previously believed, perhaps more than men. According to some news reports, risk factors such as smoking, birth control pills, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to higher incidences in females. So, as the song "Give Your Heart A Break" sings ... there is only so much it can take .... reduce your chances of developing heart disease by making healthy lifestyle choices.
One such organization, Sister to Sister, is a non-profit dedicated to educating women on understanding their personal risk factors and provides free heart- health evaluations.Sister to Sister began its life saving mission in 1999 and continues to promote heart disease prevention. The organization partners with donors, hospitals, and other organizations to deliver their heart healthy programs.
To try their Smart for the Heart simple heart risk assessment online, please click here. After completing your health assessment you will receive a customized health action plan full of healthy living recommendations.