Heart Health 101

Jan1st 2021

Do You Know Your Risk?

Did you realize heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries? One of the reasons this is so concerning is because heart disease has several known risk factors that can be reduced with a few lifestyle changes.

When it comes to heart health, knowing your risks can make all the difference! Some risk factors for heart disease according to The American Heart Association include lifestyle factors such as tobacco smoking and physical inactivity, health factors such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, and conditions such as obesity and diabetes.

Knowing your risks play a crucial role in improving your heart health. Many of these factors can be improved with a few lifestyle changes. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is especially true when talking about heart disease.