Your motivation for today and for this week is to get out and exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes daily.  Remember this is your health and your life.  You are the manager of your LIFE!

Interesting facts about Cardiac Health…

  • 80 million Americans have cardiovascular disease – that’s 1 out of 3 adults
  • It is the #1 killer in women- with estimates of over 400,000 deaths per year
  • It is the #1 killer in men- claiming more than 600,000 lives per year
  • Almost one out of every 2.9 deaths results from cardiovascular disease
  • Nearly 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 8 seconds
  • Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than cancer, respiratory disease, accidents and diabetes combined
  • The thickening of arteries is now being seen in people as young as 8 years old.  Similar to what we used to see in 45 year-olds
  • 2/3rds of American adults are seriously overweight or obese- that’s a 150% increase in the past 30 years
  • 70% of adults are overweight
  • 35% are considered obese
  • Diabetes has doubled in the past 30 years
  • 1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure