Keep Your Risk Low

Heart disease can affect anyone, Yet many still believe it won't happen to them. That’s why it’s so important to know about your risk factors and what you can do about them. 50

Examples of risk factors you cannot influence: 35

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Advancing Age
  • Race

Examples of risk factors you can control: 35

  • Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • High Cholesterol, High LDL (bad cholesterol), Low HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Physical inactivity
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Being overweight

Here are a few tips to remember: 36

  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat healthy foods (low fat, salt and cholesterol)
  • Be physically active
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Control high blood pressure
  • Cut down on alcohol

Finally Get regular medical check-ups and talk to your doctor about ways for preventions.

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