Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!: The Mayo Clinic Plan for Preventing and Conquering Heart Disease

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Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!: The Mayo Clinic Plan for Preventing and Conquering Heart Disease

Format:  Hardcover,

286 pages

Publisher: Oxmoor House

Publish Date: Jan 2012

ISBN-13: 9781603202046

ISBN-10: 1603202048

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In "The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life , "Mayo Clinic provides up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice in an easy-to follow format, including:
The three key actions you can taken in a quick-start plan to help you jump-start your way to heart health A heart-health assessment to help you create your own customized plan An easy-to-follow program designed for life-long heart health Tools to help you determine your risk for heart disease Information on how to recognize symptoms of heart disease-and what to do about them Background on cholesterol's role and info on how you can minimize the effects of bad cholesterol and enhance your levels of good cholesterol How to talk to your doctor about heart concerns and what to expect during a medical evaluation How heart disease symptoms can be different in women, and other special concerns for women How to raise heart-healthy children ...and more

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Publisher: Oxmoor House
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9781603202046
ISBN-10: 1603202048
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 286
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.75 x 9.75 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9781603202046

Chapter outline

Your Biggest Riskp. 8
Warning signs of heart diseasep. 11
Common myths about heart diseasep. 12
Risk factors for heart diseasep. 14
Get Going!p. 16
Get ready to startp. 18
Do you need to see a doctor?p. 20
Are you ready to start?p. 22
Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8p. 24
Take a baseline quizp. 26
Work on your goalsp. 27
10 Steps to Heart Healthp. 32
Making the Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart Plan work for youp. 34
Eat healthyp. 36
Boost your vegetables and fruitsp. 38
Eat-breakfast… and eat it rightp. 39
Go for the grainsp. 40
Focus on fatsp. 41
Be lean with proteinp. 42
Be activep. 46
Stand up for heart healthp. 48
Start with 10p. 48
Add intervalsp. 50
Boost your strengthp. 52
Pick things you enjoyp. 52
Sleep wellp. 56
Aim for consistent quality sleep every nightp. 58
Get adequate sleep to help you lose weightp. 59
Establish a consistent bedtime routinep. 60
Be cautious about caffeine and alcoholp. 61
Make sure you don't have a sleep disorderp. 61
Deal with tobacco and weightp. 64
Tobacco and heart healthp. 66
Weight and heart healthp. 68
Know your numbersp. 72
Blood pressurep. 74
Cholesterolp. 74
Triglyceridesp. 77
Body mass indexp. 78
Blood sugarp. 78
Know your historyp. 82
Personal historyp. 83
Women's unique risksp. 85
Family historyp. 85
Set your targetsp. 90
Your personal riskp. 92
Plans to reach your targetsp. 95
fake your medicationsp. 98
Understanding the problemp. 100
Overcoming the challengesp. 102
Side effects and interactionsp. 104
Plan for emergenciesp. 106
Recognize the warning signsp. 108
Delay is deadlyp. 109
Start CPR if someone's in troublep. 110
Use defibrillation, if necessaryp. 112
Involve your familyp. 113
Enjoy lifep. 114
Build a social support networkp. 116
Relax and have funp. 117
Reduce stressp. 118
Learn to be adaptablep. 120
Find a realistic balancep. 121
Using the Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart Plan for a lifetimep. 122
If You Have a Problemp. 124
How your heart worksp. 126
What can go wrongp. 136
Coronary artery diseasep. 144
Heart failurep. 156
Arrhythmiasp. 166
Heart valve disordersp. 176
Vascular disordersp. 186
Congenital heart diseasep. 196
How to Support Your Planp. 206
Common diagnostic testsp. 208
Blood testsp. 209
Electrocardiogramp. 210
Stress testsp. 211
Imaging testsp. 213
Taking your blood pressurep. 216
Overcome your eating obstaclesp. 220
Recipes for a healthy heartp. 234
Overcome your activity obstaclesp. 244
Find a healthy weightp. 254
What's your BMl?p. 257
The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramidp. 259
Complementary and alternative medicinep. 260
Common herbal and dietary supplementsp. 262
Food as medicinep. 264
Mind-body medicinep. 266
Monitor your mental healthp. 268
Stress and your heartp. 269
Recognizing depressionp. 273
Taking care of anxietyp. 275
Indexp. 278

Book description

Is that twinge in your chest heartburn or a heart problem? In 2006, more than 600,000 Americans-26% of all deaths in the US that year-died of heart disease, making it our nation's #1 killer. Now, Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive, step by-step plan to reduce the risks and life-changing effects of heart disease.

In The Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!, Mayo Clinic provides up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice in an easy-to follow format, including:

  • The three key actions you can taken in a quick-start plan to help you jump-start your way to heart health
  • A heart-health assessment to help you create your own customized plan
  • An easy-to-follow program designed for life-long heart health
  • Tools to help you determine your risk for heart disease
  • Information on how to recognize symptoms of heart disease-and what to do about them
  • Background on cholesterol's role and info on how you can minimize the effects of bad cholesterol and enhance your levels of good cholesterol
  • How to talk to your doctor about heart concerns and what to expect during a medical evaluation
  • How heart disease symptoms can be different in women, and other special concerns for women
  • How to raise heart-healthy children
  • ... and more

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