Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United
States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Heart disease
can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their
health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can
work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.
How to Reduce Your Risk
- Choose a Heart Healthy Lifestyle.
- Engage in regular moderate aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes five
days a week or more vigorous workouts at least 20 minutes three times a week.
Know and review your risk factors with a trusted physician.
- Adopt a diet low in salt
- Maintain a normal body weight with caloric adjustment.
- Avoid smoking and recreational drug use.
- Drink no more than ½ to 1 alcoholic beverage per day.