Harvard Health Books

Smart at Heart

Malissa Wood MD, FACC

If you are one of the millions of women who have been diagnosed with heart disease or are at risk for developing it, you might be surprised to learn that simple life changes will profoundly affect your health. According to a revolutionary study by Harvard-trained cardiologist Malissa Wood, true cardiovascular health must address the whole heart—its physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects.

Dr. Wood’s findings form the basis of Smart at Heart, a breakthrough mind-body approach to preventing and healing heart disease by strengthening the ten “bridges” that create total heart health. By exploring these ten key areas of your life, you can fight heart disease. For example, while exercise and nutrition are known to improve cardiac health (and make up two of the bridges), Dr. Wood’s study also shows how small changes to your environment, the way you communicate, or how you handle stress has a big effect on your heart. So something as commonplace as clearing out the clutter from your home can positively affect not only your emotions, but also your physical well-being. Heart disease is a serious diagnosis and if you are at risk, there’s a lot you can do to improve your own health.

Smart at Heart empowers you with the solutions you need—backed up by science—to create a healthy, whole heart.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Celestial Arts; 1 edition (December 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 158761278X
ISBN-13: 978-1587612787
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches