Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi - (Page 16)

BY JODI BAFUNDO HEART Do you know how to protect yourself against heart failure? CRUSHING CHEST PAIN that radiates down the left arm, shortness of breath, sweating and anxiety. These are the hallmark symptoms of a heart attack—signs that most people can identify. But what about heart failure? With a slower, insidious onset, this less familiar yet common cardiovascular condition affects about 5 million Americans and factors in 300,000 deaths a year, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. With those numbers, it’s a good idea to understand what heart failure is, what causes it, how it is treated and, most importantly, how it can be prevented. DON’T FAIL YOUR 16 Vim & Vigor · SP R I N G 2 011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi
Table of Contents
Opening Thoughts
Pump It Up
Heart of the Matter
Every Minute Counts
A Workout for Every Mood
Don’t Fail Your Heart
If Your Bones Could Talk
Healthy Travels
Over 40 and Fabulous
Do-It-Yourself Health?
Fighting Words
Balancing Act
Giving & Getting
Brighten Up
Welcome Aboard
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi