Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of woman according to Kathleen Mitchell from BuissnessWest.com? Well the best way to prevent this disease is a healthy lifestyle. Healthy living is something that only you can control. No one can make that choice for you, you have to choose to motivate yourself to eat right and exercise. Kathleen also states that estrogen helps protect against cardiovascular disease, but a women’s estrogen decreases as they go through menopause. This means the older a woman gets, the more important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.