Heart disease is the #1 killer of both women and men in the U.S. It affects those in middle age right along with the elderly. And don’t be fooled, because it does happen to those who otherwise say they “feel fine.”
The good news is that you have a lot of power to protect and improve your heart health. Many do not realize that a damaged heart can damage your life. It has the potential to interfere with enjoyable activities, may prevent you from holding a job, or even keeping you from doing simple things, such as taking a walk or climbing steps.
The most important step to lower your risk for heart disease is to identify your own personal risk factors. Next, make indicated healthy heart changes in your diet, physical activity, and other daily habits. It’s never too late, but the sooner the better.
Start taking action to lower your heart disease risk today by:
- loss weight
- stop smoking
- manage your diabetes
- eat a healthy varied diet
- lowering your cholesterol
- increasing physical activity
- lowering your blood pressure
- lowering you body mass index
- lowering your low-density lipoproteins
Certain risk factors you can’t change, such as family history, getting older and menopause. Prevent the preventable for heart disease by lowering the risks you do control.