Today we are shifting gears just a little and covering a topic I hadn’t originally planned to include in this series. But Dr. Dave….? Well, he suggested that today’s topic is actually more important than any of the other topics. He thinks that every woman in her 40’s should be thinking about this one. (Even if it’s not as sexy as…say….failing eyesight, or bladder leakage. whatever.)
Cardiovascular disease. Heart disease. Diabetes. Strokes. Heart attacks. The gamut. It starts young, Dave tells us, and by our 40’s we’re likely well on our way. (Yikes!!) So pay attention, the Doctor warns, and do all that you can to get on your game now so that you can avoid seeing him (or someone like him) in the ER in a few short years.
Many of you might know some of the information in this video, but I still think it is full of helpful reminders and might be a bit of a wake up call…
A few things you’ll find in the video:
- What is Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)? Dr. Dave defines it simply.
- Risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Do you know them?
- Can you blame your genetics?
- Things to avoid, to avoid CVD.
- Cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity…What can (and can’t) you control?
- Foods to eat (and avoid.) Why exercise.
- Also see: small kids running around in the house behind us ( 😉 )
- Also hear: Dr. Dave’s ukelele intro and outtro. 🙂
Here’s our chat– (If it doesn’t load right away, you might need to refresh the page.)
Note: Dave and I tried to speed through this information as quickly as we could, knowing you’re all busy and we don’t want to take too much time. With that, we had to skim over a few things that we would have liked to go further into. If you have follow-up questions on ANY of the things we mentioned here, please comment. Hopefully we will get to an ALL Q & A post later which can fill in any gaps. Also, Dave might hop on and answer any questions you have (via comment or email.)
Thank you for reading, watching, sharing, and commenting. We think you’re pretty great.
Until next time…
Mon and Dave
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