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FALL 2017 CONTENTS
The Anxiety of Survival:
Living in the Wake of a
“I must be getting old,” thought Ellie Brady, as
she was out of breath on a nine-mile training
run for a marathon. Her symptoms worsened —
then she learned how serious things really were.
Getting Started: Making
Physical Activity a Priority
Heart health requires more than good genes
and a good diet, we must also be active. We
investigate common obstacles to filling your
heart’s physical activity prescription.
Is Fat Good or
Bad for Us? Yes.
All fats are not created equal. We explain the
difference between — the fats to love — the
fats to limit, and trans fats — the ones to
stay away from entirely.
2 On My Mind
Heart Insight Editorial Board Chair, CLYDE W.
YANCY, fills you in on this month’s issue
4 Heart News
Newsworthy notes from the world
of cardiovascular health
8 Heart Felt
Our readers share their experiences with
heart disease from their own perspective
32 Life’s Simple 7
Seven simple ways to improve your
health and enhance your quality of life
38 Life is Why
Taunya Stewart’s why is inspiring others.
40 Simple Cooking
Rockfish Fajita-Stuffed Tomatoes; Zesty
Avocado and Wild Blueberry Smoothie
Bowl; Velvety Avocado Pesto Dip
46 Heart Resources
Elizabeth Beard had family history of
heart disease, smoking, overweight
and a sedentary job and lifestyle. A
90-percent blockage of blood flow
to her legs due to peripheral artery
disease (PAD) required surgery to
save them. 14