The leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, heart
disease, is the culprit behind 600,000 deaths a year. Certain conditions and lifestyle
factors may put people at higher risk for developing heart disease.
Help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and better managing
• Eat Healthy - Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables to at least 5
servings a day.
• Exercise Regularly - Regular physical activity leads to a healthy heart.
Schedule your workout on your calendar and treat them like an important
appointment you can’t miss.
• Monitor Blood Pressure - As the single most significant factor for heart
disease, it is important to continually monitor your blood pressure.
• Don’t Smoke - Smokers are two to three times more likely to die from
coronary heart disease than nonsmokers. Make a change, alter your routine
and go to places where smoking isn’t allowed .Don’t let past failed attempts
sabotage you now.
• Limit Alcohol Use - In addition to raising blood pressure, too much alcohol
can add unneeded calories to your diet. If you drink alcoholic beverages,
have only a moderate amount - one drink a day for women, two drinks a day
Small changes lead to big rewards, get heart healthy today!