Committing to a heart-healthy lifestyle

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) This year's 14th annual "Go Red for Women" event focused on the four pillars of health, which are nutrition, exercise, stress management and sleep.

Helen Lidholm, CEO of Saint Mary's Health Network, says "A Different Beat" is needed because society tends to forget the link between stress and heart disease.

"What we have not focused on is the interaction between health and stress and it's big," Lindholm says.

Meditation coach Renie Anderson recommends taking just two minutes out of your day to reconnect with your breath. She says this helps to de-stress.

"Take a breath and say wait a minute, today my intention is that I'm not going to go fast. I'm going to enjoy today more," Anderson says.

According to the American Heart Association, prevention starts with knowing your numbers, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index.

"Those are the main numbers that everybody should know," Lindholm says.