4 SCARY FACTS ABOUT HEART DISEASE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT THEM
- Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the country.
- 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure which is one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke.
- High cholesterol affects 1 in 3 American adults.
- Heart disease is more deadly in women than all forms of cancer combined. Roughly 1 woman dies each minute from heart disease.
YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE BY DOING THE FOLLOWING:
EAT A HEALTHY DIET: How we eat has a huge impact in overall heart health! When we reduce the amount of trans fat and processed foods, increase our veggies, fruit intake, and whole grains to increase overall fiber consumption, we can fight against high cholesterol. Limiting salt can prevent high blood pressure and cutting back on sugar can limit our chances of getting type 2 diabetes.
MAINTAIN HEALTHY WEIGHT: Being overweight or obese can also contribute to an increased risk in heart disease. Carrying excess weight is harder on our bodies and makes our organs, like our heart, have to work overtime!
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Exercise can over all help reduce the many risks of heart health! We recommend you aim for at least 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Focus on getting your heart rate elevated and have fun!
STOP SMOKING: Smoking greatly increases your risk for heart disease by damaging the lining of your arteries! If you smoke, please look into quitting and if you aren’t a smoker, don’t start!
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