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Day 24: Eat Breakfast

Did your mom ever tell you breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, she could be right. Studies have shown that skipping breakfast has been linked to a higher incidence of heart disease risk factors.

When it comes to health, we think that ‘no surprises’ are a good thing. Obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes are often cited as risk factors for heart disease. Here are three more ‘who knew?!’ things related to heart health:

  1. How you feel about your weight: The more that people internalize negative feelings about their weight, the greater the odds of having a cluster of risk factors associated with heart disease, including type 2 diabetes. So, stay positive.
  2. Shoulder pain: Shoulder joint pain or rotator cuff injuries could be a sign that you have an increased risk for heart disease. If you have pain, get it checked out.
  3. Taking non-aspirin pain relievers: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends remaining alert for warnings of heart attack or stroke while taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).


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