Transcription for heart health with Michael and Sara

and we support women's heart health and, in the honor of today, a cardiologist is here to share everything you need to know to keep your heart healthy. Welcome. Yeah. Welcome, doc. Hi. I must have my levels. We have heard that heart attacks are on the rise in young women, but is there not a surprising statistic that heart attacks or heart problems are the leading cause of death in women ? Absolutely. There is a myth that heart disease affects only older men and this is not the case at all. This is the number one killer of women. So crazy. One in three women will lose their lives because of heart disease. That's one-third of our mothers, one-third of our sisters, one-third of our friends, and we've managed to reduce heart disease overall, but the group it's growing in is young women 30 to 50 years old. do not know why. We believe that part of this is due to stress and is largely related to the growing number of young women with diabetes and high blood pressure, which is probably related to some form of poor exercise and bad nutrition. Yeah. Weight and Diet But, you know, with regard to the symptoms, what symptoms should we not ignore? A very good question. Thus, everyone thinks that heart disease or heart attack will cause chest pain, as in movies. Although most men and women experience pain or pressure in the chest, women are more likely to have other symptoms. You must feel short of breath, be dizzy or nauseated, or have a heart that beats or faints. It is often difficult to tell if my chest pain is heart-related or not. And a good rule to use is the finger test. So, if you can take your finger and you can not locate pain or pressure on your chest, it could very well be your heart and you should call your doctor right away. Something as simple. Yes, and what steps can we take? You say we do not know exactly what the cause is. What can we all do to reduce these numbers? Sure. So you know, there are a lot of things we could do. One of the best things to do is to have a good night's sleep. Oh, Michael is in trouble. Thus, a recent study found that people who sleep less than six hours in fact have an increased accumulation of cholesterol in their arteries, which is at the origin of heart attacks and strokes. It is important to sleep well at night. And of course, diet is also important, and – Tell them how much time we spent on these bikes. I will lose my wind. We are on these bikes because we are currently doing a heart test on the air and at the end of the segment, the doctor will see if we have passed the test. Absolutely. I'm glad you raised the diet. Basically, we want to eat like a Greek. The Mediterranean diet is the best diet for your heart and it is rich in good fats like salmon and nuts like nuts. You want to use olive oil as the main cooking fat. Do not use coconut oil. It was a great fad. It's a very saturated fat and try to avoid red meat. No more than three or four times a month and get that fatty fish like salmon or tuna twice a week. What else is there? Is the exercise based? Can this move us forward? Sure. Before I started exercising, however, I wanted to address another important topic for women: know your pregnancy history. Pregnancy is like a stress test for women. Do not I know? Totally. Her pregnancy history is awful. Thus, women who suffer from complications such as hypertension, diabetes or risk are two to three times more numerous than people with a normal pregnancy. It is important to talk to your doctor. Just to be aware of this. Absolutely. We biked. No, is the thing supposed to be able to sing a song? Absolutely. Like the spin class. You want to get 150 minutes of moderate exercise, that's it. The best way to know is the singing test. Only 1 in 5 people start exercising, but if you can sing a song, you are not working hard enough. So let's try now. D & # 39; agreement. ??? Islands in the creek, that's what we are ??? Harder, come on. ??? Nobody in between?

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