Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Valentine's Day Special: Heart Health for Women: Dana Vollmer

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: Heart health for women, the key numbers you should know and more with Olympic Gold Medalist Dana Vollmer.
Air Date: 2/11/17
Duration: 14:26
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Dana Vollmer, Olympic Gold Medalist
Dana VollmerU.S. Swimmer Dana Vollmer owns seven Olympic medals (four Gold) and six world records, but the challengers haven’t always been in the pool. At age 15, Dana was diagnosed with long QT syndrome, a cardiac electrical disorder, and much like the defibrillator doctors recommended be poolside in case of a cardiac emergency, the threat of heart disease was never far from Vollmer’s mind.

In 2012, she was cleared of the heart condition that might have ended her dreams if not for her strength, determination, and unsinkable support system.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • What Long QT Syndrome is.
  • Why it’s important to pay attention to heart health.
  • The five key numbers everyone should know for their heart health.
  • How to get a free heart screening at CVS on Valentine’s Day.

High Five Highlights:

  • What does the future in the pool hold for you? I am hoping to make 2020. I am pregnant with my second child now, but I am training every day and hoping to be on that 2020 team.
  • I think high performing people start their day a certain way, how do you start your day? I am up early at 4:30 am and the first thing I do is get up and brush my teeth. If I can at least do that I am willing and ready to go to practice.
  • Women often neglect their own health, worrying about everyone else. Why should women not put their own health on the back burner? We have to take care of ourselves first to be the mom, to be the wife, to be the women we want to be.
  • At what age did you realize swimming was your future? Eighth or ninth grade is when I realized that swimming is my sport.
  • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life, the most important thing I’ve learned is…” keep family close.

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