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Living heart healthy means making some big changes in your life, and you may encounter some setbacks along the way. Sometimes you just need a little motivation to kick a bad habit - or maybe you're feeling down and need some inspiration.

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Are you a heart event survivor?
"My father and I have both lost weight and exercise regularly, and I have quit smoking."
"I'm 35 years old. Two years ago, I had a heart attack. My grandfather died at the age of 38 from a heart attack, when my father was 4 years old. My father didn"t know him and thus didn't really speak much about him. Unfortunately, without this information I smoked, drank, and ate what I wanted. Exercise was an afterthought and taking aspirin was pretty much a waste of time in my mind. I was wrong. I won't bore you with the story of the heart attack itself, although it is a rather interesting one.

What I will offer is this: don"t assume that you will not be affected. My father is 64 and he has been healthy his whole life. Last year - almost a year to the day - he had a heart attack. Both he and I have turned our lives around. We take Plavix, Lipitor, Lopressor, and a low-dose aspirin. Both of us have lost weight, I have quit smoking and we both exercise regularly and eat healthy. I was 33 years old... thirty-three... and I took a ride in an ambulance and was told to "call my family because you might not make it". If that's not enough to wake up, nothing is."
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According to a recent study, women with high stress jobs could be 70% more likely to suffer a heart attack.
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