Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

Many people think that heart disease is a natural part of getting older, but that is not the case. Heart disease is largely preventable when one makes healthy lifestyle choices. Each of us can take steps every day to lower those risks and prevent a heart attack and stroke by making new choices.

Risk factors you can change:

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  • Overweight or obesity
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Diabetes
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stress

Risk factors you cannot change:

  • A family history of heart disease
  • Increasing age
  • Heredity/race
  • Hormone status