Healthy-Heart Wallet Card

In case of an emergency, keep this card of heart-health numbers and heart attack warning signs in your wallet.

Print this out and add your waist circumference, cholesterol and blood pressure numbers to the card. Place it in your wallet so that you have all of your vital heart health information, plus a checklist of the warning signs of a heart attack in women on hand at all times.


How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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