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Heart Disease Risk Factors and Prevention Infographic

PROTECT YOUR HEART Heart Disease Facts and Tips for Prevention THE NATION'S #1 KILLER Nearly two-thirds of women who suddenly die of heart disease had no previous symptoms. Every 34 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Each minute, Currently, only 1 out of 100 Americans meets the AHA someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event. guideliness for ideal heart health. HEART DISEASE RISK FACTORS tobacco Smokers are 2-4 times more likely to develop heart disease. diet e Diets high in saturated fats are linked to heart disease. physical inactivity ยท Can often lead to obesity which puts strain on the heart. High cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and diabetes. heart-related disorders heredity- Heart disease can be genetic and run through the family. IMPROVE HEART HEALTH: Live a Healthy Lifestyle Eat a healthy diet. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins Exercise. The heart becomes stronger through regular exercise and is able to pump more blood with less effort. Stop smoking. Do research to find available quitting resources. Start weight training. Builds lean body mass, which burns more calories and keeps your weight in check Eat less sugar. Decrease consumption of foods with added sugar. GET YOUR CHECKUP! Call 800.789.PENN today for an appointment with a Preventive Cardiologist. A Penn Medicine

Heart Disease Risk Factors and Prevention Infographic

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Most heart disease is preventable. Read these heart disease risk factors and ways to prevent the nation's deadliest disease.


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