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Valecia Weeks is the owner of Assuring Hands Massage Therapy where she is a Professional Licensed Therapist as well as a Birth Dopula. She is also a licensed ZUMBA instructor and a Certified Personal Trainer with NESTA.

 

Ever heard the words “HEART SMART”? There’s nothing to motivate an individual more that the thought of having a heart attack or bypass surgery. Oh, that’s right…heart attacks only happen to the other person, never to us, right ladies? Not true. Until we ladies change our way of thinking and become proactive in preventing such a catastrophe as a heart attack, we CAN be the “other person.” For the most part, we shrug off the possibility of having heart problems because it is a gradual life long process that we can’t see. It just sneaks up on us.

 

The heart, about the size of our fist, relies on oxygen and nutrients to pump the blood through the arteries. When plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, it prevents those 2 things from getting to the heart and results in chest pains and eventually possibly a heart attack

 

Let’s look at some “HEART SMART”

 

lifestyle changes that we as women can make in the first few days of 2012 to hopefully help prevent us from having that plaque build up in our heart arteries. There is a saying that indicates that it takes 21 days to create a habit. Make it your goal to do the following for at least 21 days to become proactive in taking preventive measures.

 

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