Exercise Can Be Fun!

Michelle Derusseau

I only started "running" two years ago. I say "running" because try as I may, runners would not consider what I do running. I either settle into a wog (walk/jog combo) pace or I run for a couple minutes and then walk, then run again, then walk again, on and ...

Wear Red

Michelle Derusseau

Today is Wear Red Day. For me it is like any other day. I start the day thanking God for another day and I wear red. Almost nine years after my heart attack at the age of 39 I proudly wear a red Road I.D. everyday and support Go Red ...

February is Heart Month

Michelle Derusseau

Do you know the signs of heart attack and stroke? Have you had your cholesterol and blood pressure checked lately? Do you exercise regularly? Take a few minutes and visit heart.org Love your heart! http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/feb/1/229237/

Classic heart attack symptoms often absent in women

Christine Metz

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/dec/01/225825/ Barbara Sufian was preparing lunch when she felt a sharp pain that radiated from her waist, up her back and to her right shoulder. “I was right in the middle of heart attack and had no idea what was going on,” Sufian said of the Oct. 24 medical emergency. ...

Women's Heart Health Support Group Meeting

Michelle Derusseau

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Women's Heart Health. We will meet at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Conference Room D on Wednesday, May 4th from 3pm-4pm. Cathy Porter from the WomenHeart National Coalition will be giving a presentation on Women and Heart Disease. http://www.womenheart.org/ http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2011/apr/28/212908/

Not Sure Where to Start? April 6th is National Start! Walking Day!

Michelle Derusseau

http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2011/apr/5/211585/ Get Up and Move These days, adults like you are spending more time at work than ever before. An unfortunate side effect is that, as a nation, we're becoming more inactive. This is a problem when you consider the fact that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease! ...

5K Run/Walk - You don't have to be fast, just DO IT!

Michelle Derusseau

I got several family members together yesterday to run/walk at Fort Leavenworth for their annual Slim Down 5K. Great exercise and fun, healthy family outing. Times in the group varied from 26:58 to 58:00. Just DO IT! http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2011/mar/27/210906/

Is Fat Making You Fat?

Michelle Derusseau

http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2011/mar/23/210614/ Many people have a very negative perception of fat. Whether it’s fat in foods or fat on their bodies, the word “fat” has a negative connotation in most people’s minds. The truth, however, is that dietary fat alone is not making people fat, and neither are carbohydrates or protein ...

Lawrence resident willing to start support group for heart disease

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/11/207852/ Kudos to [Michelle Derusseau][1]! She has stepped forward to help start a [WomenHeart support group][2] in Lawrence — if there is an interest. > “I know that when I had my heart > attack at 39, I felt like I was on my > own although I did find ...

Go Red! My Story

Michelle Derusseau

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmeAgFkc5aI&feature=player_embedded Please take a moment to listen to my story and learn the warning signs of a heart attack which I did NOT know when in April, 2003 at the age of 39, I suffered a heart attack and was taken by Life Star helicopter to the Mid-American Heart Institute ...

Short Course Triathlons

Michelle Derusseau

Here is a list of area short course triathlons for 2011: May 7 - Fort Leavenworth May 15 - Bike Source Duathlon/Triathlon, Heritage Park, Olathe June 18 - Tinman, Lake Shawnee, Topeka July 10 - Shawnee Mission, SM Park July 18 - Midwest Mayhem, Lonestar Lake July 30 - WIN ...

Heart attack survivor now training for triathlon

Karrey Britt

I wanted to share this story written by Margie Carr. It's about Michelle Derusseau who suffered a heart attack at age 39. Since then, she has changed her lifestyle and will be competing in her first triathlon on Saturday. Michelle uses her story to inspire others. She has started a ...

Do you know CPR? You should, you could save a life.

[link text][1] [1]: http://douglascountyks.redcross.org/classes.html#cardio

Confused about fats? Here is some good information...

Michelle Derusseau

**The Good:** **Unsaturated Fats** Monounsaturated Fats What they do: These fats, known as MUFAs, raise good HDL cholesterol, lower bad LDL cholesterol, and protect against the buildup of plaque in your arteries. They also help prevent belly fat, according to research. Where you'll find them: In olive oil and olives, ...

American Heart Association 12 week program

[Here is a great 12 week program the American Heart Association has.][1] [1]: http://www.goredforwomen.org/BetterU/index.aspx

My Story

Michelle Derusseau

I hope you will read it, remember it and help spread the word: April 14, 2003 I was 39 years old and in what appeared to be good health, 5'7, 143 pounds. I was physically active, swimming 3 miles a week. Suddenly one morning after swimming I was walking out ...

Upload photo Browse photos