We have now hit the mid- life years 35-45 years of age. During our yearly physical we are assessed
for risk of heart disease and find out either we are healthy and not at risk or
the opposite and need to make changes now.
Letís all assume we are currently healthy and believe we are
at low risk of heart attack or strokeÖ no need to change our eating habits or
start exercising, RIGHT! (I love my hamburgers and French fries)
This common misperception maybe the most dangerous misguided
thought you or I will ever have. Thatís right I love my hamburgers, hotdogs,
cake and cookies too. Iím no different
than anyone else on this thought.
However, I have educated myself and have started to change my life.
In the New England Journal of
Medicine they reported that even when
a middle-aged individualís risk was low for heart disease or stroke, his or her
lifetime risk could still be dangerously high.
The author actually stated, ďThe majority of adults in the United States
who are considered to be a low risk for cardiovascular disease in the near
future are actually at high risk throughout their remaining lifetime.Ē
The reality is that focusing on short term risks may be
giving people a false sense of security or in other words permission to
continue with some of their unhealthy habits.
What Doctors and scientist have found is that the risk for
stroke and heart disease actually develop in the younger years and often donít
show until the middle to latter years of your life. Often times the signs are their but not
recognized as related to heart disease or stroke. For example, young
men who suffer from migraines have been shown to be at high risk of
heart disease. These migraines are
actually the body communicating with itself and trying to warn it of a
What has been astounding to learn for myself, was that
people with two or more major risk factors (such as constant migraines) by age
45 or 55 have dramatically higher risks for cardiovascular death, heart attack
and stroke across their lifespan. Some
of the major risk factors that we all know include smoking, diabetes, high
cholesterol (even if being treated), and high blood pressure (even if being
treated) and one that was not mentioned is a family history of health problems.
Itís important that we must address (reduce) the risk of
cardiovascular disease starting at the earliest age possible. The overall understanding behind this blog is
both you and I must do more to lower our risks or prevent risks
altogether. Donít focus on the short term
message of ďall is fineĒ, because fine catches up and often time slaps you in
I donít know about you but I have 4 wonderful children and I want to
spend a long life with them and see them grow to be parents themselves.
You already know of two important things that can be done
starting right now; eat healthier and exercise.
What I want to focus on for the moment is what I believe is the most
important health insurance you need and
thatís a daily supplement of multivitamin with phytonutrients. Thatís right!
Multivitamins are lifesaving viable sources of additional nutrients our
bodies need to help fill in those cracks Ė or gaps in nutrients. Understand itís not a 60 minute walk or jog,
taking a supplement is quick and painless and if you take a quality supplement
you will notice a difference. Vital HPís
multi-vitamin actually absorbs into your body rapidly allowing your body to use
a much greater percentage of the nutrients in the supplement. You will not find their supplement in your toilet!!!
You hold the key to a better life a better you. Vital HP is your online vitamin and
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