HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Did you know that heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one woman every minute and that more women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer? Heart Diseases are the number one cause of death in Hawaii. A resident in Hawaii dies of cardiovascular disease approximately every three hours. Rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are on the rise in Hawaii, these are risk factors that lead to cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association has recently adopted better health as a principle goal. Over the next 10 years (2010-2020), we will be helping people identify and adopt healthier lifestyle choices. The American Heart Association simplified healthy living down to seven things to measure and track.
The 7 Simple Steps: Stop Smoking, Get Active, Eat Better, Maintain a Healthy Weight, Control Cholesterol, Manage Blood Pressure & Reduce Blood Sugar.
This year is the 35th anniversary of American Heart Association Heart Ball is on February 25 at the Sheraton Waikiki.