How to Prevent Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes.

February is American Heart Month! According to the American Heart Association, 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes. 

Below are some helpful tips to prevent Heart Disease at any age.

Regardless of age, you can benefit from a healthy diet and physical activity. Visiting your doctor can help you get on the right path to healthy by:

  • Choosing a healthy eating plan with your doctor
  • Developing a plan to become more physically active according to your current health
  • And, learning the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke. 

Preventing Heart Disease in your 20s:

  • Find a doctor and have regular wellness exams.  
  • Be physically active. 
  • Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke
 

Preventing Heart Disease in your 30s:

  • Make heart-healthy living a family affair. 
  • Know your family history.
  • Tame your stress. 
 

Preventing Heart Disease in your 40s:

  • Watch your weight. 
  • Have your blood sugar level checked.
  • Don’t brush off snoring. 
 

Preventing Heart Disease in your 50s:

  • Eat a healthy diet. 
  • Learning the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke. 
  • Follow your treatment plan. 
 

Preventing Heart Disease in your 60s:

  • Have an ankle-brachial index test.
  • Watch your weight.
  • Learn the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke.
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