Are you at risk for Heart Disease?
-Too much cholesterol in your blood increases your risk. You can get tested to learn your total cholesterol, good (HDL) and bad (LDL) and triglycerides.
-Try to fit in 2.5 hours of aerobic activity each week. Physical inactivity increases your risk, EVEN IF you have NO other factors!
-Quit smoking! Smokers are up to 6 times more likely to have a heart attack.
-High Blood Pressure and Diabetes both increase your risk as well. Talk with your doctor about your risk for heart disease if you have either one of these.
-Maintain a healthy weight. The higher your BMI (Body Mass Index), the higher risk for heart disease.
For more information, talk to your family doctor or visit the Amercian Heart Association's website at www.heart.org.
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