Worried about heart disease? Not sure if you're at risk? Ask yourself the following 8 questions about what's putting you at higher risk for heart disease. Count how many you answer "yes" to and how many you answer "no" to. The more "yes" responses you have, the higher your risk for heart disease likely is.
When it comes to heart disease, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can cut your risk by making lifestyle changes according to risk factors that you can change, such as becoming more physically active, eating more sensibly, quitting smoking, and taking off excess weight.
Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about how many risk factors you have for heart disease. Together with your doctor, you can develop an action plan to start living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
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