Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is an equal opportunity killer which claims about 610,000 each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. A healthy lifestyle includes the following:
- Eating a healthy diet.
- Maintaining a healthy weight.
- Getting enough physical activity.
- Not smoking or using other forms of tobacco.
- Limiting alcohol use.