Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but you can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. According to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, ways to lower your risk include:
- Watching your weight.
- Quitting smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Controlling your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Getting active and eat healthy.
February is great time to take control of your health and know your health numbers.