Ladies of Kansas City – Prevent Heart Disease

 the-basics-of-heart-diseaseWe will keep this brief. We know you don’t have a lot of time.

As the end of the month nears, you probably have heart disease on the mind. At least we hope so.

The “Go Red” dresses. The benefits for heart disease plastered across social media and the news. Even the “heart healthy” lunches.

Hopefully you took notice.

Yes – you’re at risk for heart disease as a ‘healthy,’ active woman

If you take away anything from this month, we hope you know that heart disease can strike anyone – at any time. Our diets, activity levels and genetics can combine to create the perfect storm. We must be careful and keep an eye on our heart health.

  • Heart disease is the #1 killer of women (even more than cancer.)
  • You need your cholesterol checked routinely – make sure your numbers are normal.
  • Keep tabs on your blood pressure.
  • Have diabetes? You are 2-4 times more likely to have heart disease or stroke.
  • Smoking can raise your risk of heart disease.
  • Weight and activity can play a role in your heart disease risk.

Lean more risk factors by visiting The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women site.

Getting healthier in Kansas City

If you work, live, play and raise a family in Kansas City, we have help for you. If you want easy ways to get your heart checked and prevent heart disease, let us help.

  • Cholesterol screening
    Walk in to our wellness center. Request cholesterol screening. No co-pay needed. No doctor’s visit required.
  • Diabetes screening
    Many with diabetes have no clue they have diabetes. Don’t be that person
  • Heart disease prevention
    We offer a panel of tests (in addition to cholesterol) to determine if you are “heart healthy.”

That’s it! Look us up if you need tested – Test Smartly Labs of Kansas City.

We told you we’d be brief.

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