Dr. Grace Walker owns and operates Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center in Orange, California, where she and her team treat a number of conditions in a patient-centered, compassionate manner. Aside from her professional activities as a physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist, Dr. Grace Walker is involved with several charitable activities, including Go Red For Women, an American Heart Association (AHA) initiative.
In the past, heart disease was often thought of as something that only afflicted older men. Studies show that the truth is much different, pointing to heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women in the United States.
In an effort to educate women about the high risks of heart disease, the AHA launched the Go Red For Women initiative. According to the AHA, the program is designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health via diet, exercise, and regular physical exams.
The AHA emphasizes the importance of physical exams to help increase women’s awareness of important heart health-related measurements such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. When these numbers are elevated, the risk of heart disease increases dramatically. To keep them within a healthy range, women must prioritize a healthy diet, physical activity, weight loss, and smoking cessation.
Funds that are raised for the AHA’s Go Red For Women initiative are applied directly to awareness campaigns, research, education, and community programs that are specifically geared toward women.
For an appointment with a caring and compassionate physical therapist please call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center at 714-997-5518 in Orange, California.