February 29, 2012 at 10:00 am
Tip #29: Join Hearts
“Women are more inclined than men to form supportive social circles,” says Dr. Grogan, who notes the positive impact a network of heart disease fighters could have. Whether you want to create better lifestyle habits (like dropping a few pounds) or have heart disease and want to connect with others that do, there’s power in numbers. Call your doctor or
local hospital today for information on heart-related support groups, form your own with friends and neighbors, or reach out to an organization like WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease (womenheart.org), for
Lynya Floyd is health director at Family Circle magazine.