In the United States, 1 in 4 deaths results from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death in the country. Additionally, half of Americans are at risk for heart disease, and that statistic continues to rise. Some types of heart disease include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart attacks and strokes.
February is American Heart Month, so it’s important to understand that while heart disease can be deadly, it’s also preventable in most people. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. As such, diet and exercise are the best ways to reduce your risk of heart complications.
Follow along this month for important information on heart health. Attend your AHW seminars and contact your doctor and AHW health coach for more information about heart health and early warning signs. For information on effective and preventive wellness programs, contact us.