Katy Widrick blogs about fun, fitness, family, furballs and other F words at Healthy Living in a Hectic World. She's a full-time television producer, a part-time social media addict and the founder of the #Fitblog Chats on Twitter. In her free (ha!) time, she trains for triathlons, dances and does yoga.
About a year or so ago, I decided to share the story of my heart condition. While it's a big, ugly phrase -- Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) -- it's a pretty simple thing. You see, when I get really excited, stand up too fast or drink too much caffeine...my heart races. Now, for others, SVT can be extremely serious. I'm lucky in that mine is completely controlled by lifestyle changes, and I don't need medication. I go in for yearly stress tests to make sure the ol' ticker is, well, ticking. And not too fast, I might add. But those lifestyle changes are ones that not only make my heart stronger, they'll help the rest of my body, too. They include:
- regular exercise
- stress relief
- limited caffeine