Monday, 19 November 2007

Most heart attack victims don't slim down, despite risks

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Let's be cheerful for a moment: say you had a heart attack and almost died. Would the moment when you almost left all your loved ones behind be enough of a motivation to change your life around and start living healthfully? Wouldn't it make you see that life is more important than your love of food and distrust in fitness? Would you consider this your lucky break and revel in your second chance to turn your health around? I would -- no doubt about it. But surprise -- most people wouldn't, according to studies.

For the record, people need to lose 5% of their body weight after a heart attack to significantly improve their heart health. So for a 225-lb person, that's 11.25 lbs.

Isn't your life worth 11.25 lbs?

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