Unfortunately, most of us know someone who has had heart disease or stroke. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States and it is estimated that a person dies every four minutes from some form of cardiovascular disease. In addition, these conditions are leading causes of disability and decreased quality of life. But, there is good news; up to 80 percent of heart disease is preventable. That means the power to have a healthy heart is in your hands and even small changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact.
Although we can’t change some risk factors, such as age and heredity, many factors—including cholesterol, blood pressure and obesity—can be modified, thus significantly lowering the risk of heart disease. To help you learn more about these risk factors, we have three brief articles from Shaklee Health Sciences to help you start taking better care of your heart, or helping someone else do the same.
If you are a Shaklee member, visit your Member Center for heart health articles on cholesterol, blood pressure and obesity or watch for my upcoming heart health posts!