Heart-related diseases have been the global leading cause of death since 1950. It is so out of control that this year alone, one out of five individuals will die from heart-related disease.
It is quite scary to think that it takes one human life every 34 seconds. But here’s the thing: with the right steps, heart diseases are preventable.
Since it’s already February, it means that it’s time for heart health awareness month; and I find it imperative to talk to you about heart health and how you could avoid being a part of the statistics of heart disease.
Join me today as I talk you through this along with valuable but often overlooked information you need in maximizing your heart health.
Why you need to check out this episode:
- Know the most common risk factors associated with heart disease and how to avoid them;
- Learn the importance of having regular checkups, having a healthy diet, and having a good amount of physical activities in relation to your heart’s health; and
- Discover the direct relationship between your emotional stress and your heart health.
“I’m going to keep stressing its importance [heart health awareness] until heart disease isn’t the number one leading cause of death in the country. It is just what it is.” –Dr. Berry Pierre
00:58 – This week’s focus: Heart health awareness month
01:23 – Know what you can change: The significant risk factors associated with heart disease
06:00 – Regular checkups and prevention: Some tips on how to avoid being a part of the heart disease statistics
10:43 – Diet and heart health: How actively managing your diet keeps you away from heart diseases
14:44 – Physical activity and heart disease: Why you should do more, and not “over moderate” your physical activities
17:46 – Stress management and heart health: How emotional stress negatively affects the heart
“I’m big on stressing that diabetes is not about blood sugar… Blood sugar is the biggest disorder, but diabetes is such a significant vascular problem. And guess what? When it comes to vascular issues, your cardiovascular system gets affected.” – Dr. Berry Pierre
“If you are routinely getting checked and routinely getting these disease processes (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes,& obesity) managed…We know that it will play significant dividends in the end as far as trying to avoid the end result.”- Dr. Berry Pierre
“Heart health is a continuous process. Heart disease is the end process; and it is the by-product of all the significant issues that eventually make the heart say ‘Hey, I’m tired. I can’t do it no more.”- Dr. Berry Pierre
“If you can not remember the last time you’ve been to a doctor, then it has been too long; and you need to change that today. Change that ASAP.” – Dr. Berry Pierre
“Emotional stress causes a rise in hormone levels that will negatively affect the heart when it’s going.” – Dr. Berry Pierre
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