Season 2 Episode 9: Heart disease and Junior Achievement investing in our future

Heart disease sisterhood of the second act

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women. The disease often presents in unique ways in women. In this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act you will learn how to to stay heart healthy.

            Chances are you have heard of Junior Achievement, but you probably are not aware of all the organization does to help the next generation. Find out how your work experience can inspire young entrepreneurs.

Clogged arteries cause heart disease. A healthy diet can prevent it

Heart Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention despite the increase in awareness over the past decades, only 56% of women recognize that heart disease is their number 1 killer. Registered nurse Heather Snyder is the Structural Heart Coordinator and the Cardiovascular Outcomes Coordinator at LewisGale Medical Center. She tells us how to recognize the symptoms of heart disease.

Snyder also weighs in on how to prevent heart disease. You guessed it: diet and exercise are key.

Investing in their future

Helping a young entrepreneur can be as easy as volunteering your time to share the knowledge you have gained during a long successful career. And training future business owners and great employees starts a little younger than you might think. Junior Achievement starts educating elementary students on how the business world works, good financial practices both personal and business to help them pave the way to a successful future.

Katherin Elam has been president of Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia for more than 23 years. JA uses volunteers to help with educational programs for children to help them become business leaders of the future.

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Sisterhood of the Second Act (SSA) is a production of New Moon Creative Media, LLC for the New Moon Network.  SSA is a lifestyle talk show for women entering a new phase of their lives.  These women may be changing careers or retirement might be on the horizon.  They may be caring for elderly parents while raising their own children or experiencing an empty nest for the first time in decades.  Whatever their situation, Sisterhood of the Second Act provides trustworthy information they can use to create a joyful, prosperous second act.

Show Notes

Heather Snyder, RN LewisGale Medical Center

Katherin Elam President of Junior Achievement Southwest Virginia

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