Do something for yourself during American Heart Month to help avoid becoming a heart disease statistic. About every 25 seconds, someone in America will have a coronary event – don’t let it be you.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the U.S. You can reduce your chance of developing heart disease by taking steps to control risk factors. For starters, everyone should know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers but many do not. Other risk factors that can be modified are obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and secondhand smoke.