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    Short (Funny) Video on Heart Attacks-Please Watch!

    When I rec'd this I thought how can this be funny...
    But, it is great!
    http://www.surreywellness.com/chiropractic/go-for-red
    Women-premiere-short-film-just-a-little-heart-attack.

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    Great video. Thanks Holly. Everyon should watch it and think.
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    Great post, Holly!

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    My Mom's best friend went to emergency with the chronic heart attack symptoms.

    A few hours later they sent her home, she had a fatal cardiac arrest alone in her condo a few hours later.

    Too many people ignore symptoms in women, that in men, would have the red flag raised.................Regards, Rod.
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    Great video. Thanks for the posting. I'm sorry to hear about your mom's friend Rod. That is a crime!
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    Wrong actress

    Google, "BMI of women who have heart attacks".

    Why is it that the "pretty" people end up in these advertisements? Research clearly shows that it is the people with high BMI, high cholesterol, and diabetes who have the highest risk of coronary problems.

    The message to both men and women should be to get off your fat butts, eat less fat and sugar, exercise, quit smoking, drink moderately and live the good life.

    Visit any retailer and see the things that have had to be modified to accommodate the morbidly obese customers.

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    I had one recently (a month ago, actually). No warning signs. Started my 26 mile bicycle trip, woke up later in the hospital. No memory of the bicycle trip, or of the day after. Short term memory returned the day after (I quit asking people why I was at the hospital every five minutes starting that day).

    I'm 49, in fairly good health, the only stat that was off is that my good cholesterol was too low. Docs said exercise solves that. I replied "such as doing 26 mile bike rides?". Everything else was fine, BP, bad cholesterol levels, etc.

    100% blockage in a minor artery triggered a genetic defect with the electrical center of the heart (ventricular fibrillation). They tell me I'm extremely lucky, ambulance arriving so quick, getting to the ER as fast as I did. Now I have a defib unit implanted in my chest for the rest of my life and no heart tissue damage.

    Ironic thing is I had bronchitis in June and promised my GP that I would come back later for a full physical. That probably wouldn't have uncovered my blocked artery, but he may have found something (like the good cholesterol being too low).

    Heart attacks, well, guess they can happen to anyone, regardless of BMI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SherpaMayberry View Post
    Heart attacks, well, guess they can happen to anyone, regardless of BMI.
    Yes they do; but that is NOT the norm. I know many sedentary folks who rationalize their inactivity based on examples like yours. I remember when the founder of a runners magazine had his heart attack and the large number of my work associates who used that as an example of why they should not exercise. One example does not make a case; my reference was to the overwhelming number of heart problems associated with inactivity and obesity.

    BTW, glad you came out on the good end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    I know many sedentary folks who rationalize their inactivity based on examples like yours.
    Those sedentary folks have a desire to remain sedentary and thus make up excuses, though I'm betting they (well, the majority) actually do know better. They just don't want to exercise.


    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    BTW, glad you came out on the good end.
    Thanks! Still trying to wrap my head around this experience. I'm too young for this stuff.
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    Never too young

    Quote Originally Posted by SherpaMayberry View Post

    Thanks! Still trying to wrap my head around this experience. I'm too young for this stuff.
    I said the same thing while I was digging the bullet out of my right knee; but we learn valuable lessons by surviving horrors.
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    Scary!

    Glad to hear you're OK now!

    As much as we like to believe we can take charge of our lives and do all the right things, there is that heredity thing.

    Thanks for sharing the video Holly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    Yes they do; but that is NOT the norm. I know many sedentary folks who rationalize their inactivity based on examples like yours. I remember when the founder of a runners magazine had his heart attack and the large number of my work associates who used that as an example of why they should not exercise. One example does not make a case; my reference was to the overwhelming number of heart problems associated with inactivity and obesity.

    BTW, glad you came out on the good end.
    Another way of saying this is that living a healthy active lifestyle of eating whole foods and regular exercise does not guarantee you a long healthy life. On the other hand, being an obese, sedentary person does guarantee you of a life that will be over sooner with a poorer quality of life than if you lived healthy. There are outliers in any statistical statement but are you willing to bet your life that you're one of the rare few?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherpaMayberry View Post
    I'm 49, in fairly good health, the only stat that was off is that my good cholesterol was too low.
    Your problem could very well be from trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils). These not only raise your bad LDL cholesterol, they lower your good HDL cholesterol. Every time you eat french fries in a restaurant you are probably getting a mega-dose of trans fats. It's also common in baked goods. You have to read the ingredients, something that his hard to do in restaurants. Know what foods trans fats are likely to be found in and avoid them. You can find food without trans fats but again, you have to read the ingredients (no partially hydrogenated oils).

    I was in the highest risk category for heart attack/stroke based on my cholesterol test numbers. I banned trans fats from my diet and saw my good cholesterol almost double, from 21 to 40. I am now in the lowest risk category based on cholesterol numbers.

    I do walk to work most days and have my weight under reasonable control, although I could stand to lose 5 or 10 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Your problem could very well be from trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils). These not only raise your bad LDL cholesterol, they lower your good HDL cholesterol. Every time you eat french fries in a restaurant you are probably getting a mega-dose of trans fats. It's also common in baked goods. You have to read the ingredients, something that his hard to do in restaurants. Know what foods trans fats are likely to be found in and avoid them. You can find food without trans fats but again, you have to read the ingredients (no partially hydrogenated oils).

    I was in the highest risk category for heart attack/stroke based on my cholesterol test numbers. I banned trans fats from my diet and saw my good cholesterol almost double, from 21 to 40. I am now in the lowest risk category based on cholesterol numbers.

    I do walk to work most days and have my weight under reasonable control, although I could stand to lose 5 or 10 lbs.

    Harry
    I don't eat out much, and mostly try to stick close to Atkins. My bad LDL readings were fine, no issues. Fries, I consume maybe once every few weeks, etc.

    Of course, the cigars I smoked probably didn't help things.

    I walk roughly .75 miles each way to and from work (thus, 1.5 miles a day minimum) since I take the D.C. metro. I don't think that's too bad of a base, other summers I managed to get 1,500 bicycle miles under my belt.

    I still can stand to lose 15 lbs though, but I'm a pretty big guy to start with.
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    Thanks Holly. I sent to others in my life who may give it some thought. Who knows, maybe that minor 'intervention' of forwarding it on could save a life. - Bob
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