American Heart Association's Complete Guide to Heart Health: American Heart Association

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 1, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 432 pages
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Take care of your heart and it will take care of you! Let the American Heart Association show you how -- in this complete, up-to-the-minute owner's manual from the country's most respected authority on the heart. No matter what your year, make, or model -- male, female, young, or old -- here is everything you need to know. Learn how to:

  • Evaluate your personal risk factors

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of heart disease and stroke -- what they are, what they mean, what to do

  • Fuel up on heart-healthy nutrition and keep your motor humming with physical activity

  • Clear the air and stop smoking for good

  • Eliminate excess weight with a low-fat, low-calorie eating plan that works

  • Manage emotions that may be damaging your health

  • Seek emergency help -- when, where, and how.

    Discover what to do in the event of an emergency, how to be a good medical consumer, what to expect from diagnostic and treatment procedures, and more. Develop the habits of heart-healthy behavior with the book that could save your life.

 

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Contents

Building a Healthy Heart Profile
3
Clearing the AirHow to Quit
5
Basic Heart Mechanics
21
Tracking Your Lifestyle Habits
37
Recruiting SupportA Gold Mine of Positive
43
Thinking PositivelyA Key to SelfEsteem
50
Healthy NutritionThe Right
57
A HeartHealthy Eating Plan
64
Staying Active for a Lifetime
203
The Fundamentals of Air Quality
211
Questions to Ask About Any StopSmoking
220
Your ChildrenAre They at Risk?
226
Managing Your Weight for a Lifetime
239
WeightLoss Facts and Fallacies
255
Taking a New Look
263
A HealthGiving
270

Achieving
75
Kitchen EquipmentKeys to LowFat
81
Ten Smart Shopping Tips
89
HeartHealthy Cooking
99
Keep Your Motor Humming
129
The Ten Key Benefits of Physical Activity
135
Which F I T Prescription Is for You?
147
Hitting on All CylindersBalanced
157
The OneMile Fitness Test
175
Shifting GearsA Sample Walking and Jogging
184
Creating
190
Secret of Emotional Health
281
Troubleshooting
291
PART FOUR
309
How to Diagnose Heart
320
Medical and Surgical Repair
329
APPENDIX
359
APPENDIX
380
GLOSSARY
389
INDEX
399
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The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy. The ADA is the leading publisher of comprehensive diabetes information.

The American Heart Association, based in Dallas, Texas, is the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and stroke, with local affiliates serving the entire United States. Its bestselling cookbook library has more than 4 million copies in print.

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