Many people believe that if they’re going to get cancer, then they’re going to get cancer…and there is nothing that they or anyone else can do about it. But on the contrary, Marcia Arneson, a Wellness Coordinator at the Center for Healthy Living at Sacred Heart Hospital, tells us how exercising and staying physically fit can actually decrease your risk for developing many types of cancers.
Did you know, according to the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 71.2% of high schoolers in Wisconsin have reported having had at least one drink of alcohol sometime during their lifetime…and 18.6% of those students reported that they had that first drink before the age of 13! And maybe even more surprising, 37.3% of high schoolers in Wisconsin have reported using marijuana one or two times during their lifetime.
When you see someone having a heart attack on TV or in the movies, many times you see him clutch his chest in severe pain. But the symptoms of a heart attack in women may be very different than that of men…and much more subtle and unclear. In fact, a woman may not even realize she is having a heart attack.
Sometimes, mothers are so busy taking care of their children, their households, and their careers that they forget to take care of themselves and their own well-being! The number one cause of death among women in the United States is heart disease. Pat LuCore, a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital, tells moms how to make some important lifestyle changes to help prevent it.