Don’t Forget About Yourself Ladies!

Lets face it, you are busy!  Most of you have full time jobs.  Most of you come home and have to be a full time moms.  You don’t have time to take care of yourself.  You are too busy taking care of others that you neglect yourself.  Well, if you don’t take care of yourself, you will have a heart attack!  

We have this notion that only men die of heart attacks, and women live forever.

What is the #1 cause of death for women?

Heart disease.

Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, being overweight, smoking, physical inactivity, and genetics.

There are multiple ways to avoid this for the long term.  Some are with medications and others from lifestyle changes.

The good news is that at EPC we know about a cheap and effective treatment that everyone can have access to!  It will not only decrease your risk of heart disease, but it will also improve diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol.  Side effects include increased energy and a healthier you!

What is it?  Weight loss and increased physical activity!  Did you know that just a 5-10% weight loss can have a HUGE impact on your risk for diabetes?  Increasing your physical activity by walking for just 30 minutes per day can not only decrease your risk for heart disease, but it will also make you feel better both physically and mentally.  To help with weight loss, Americans need to eat MORE.  That is right, we need to eat MORE vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and lentils.  By eating more of these high fiber foods, we naturally eat less of the foods that lead to difficulty losing weight.  These foods also fuel our bodies and give us ENERGY!

Come see us to see how else we can help you live longer and be there for your family as well as yourself.

Author: Dr. Valerie Butler (Endocrinologist)

Published by Endocrinology and Psychiatry Center

We are a group of endocrinology physicians along with physician assistant and nurse practitioners. We specialize in diabetes, thyroid disease, menopause, testosterone, and other hormonal issues.

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