Posted by Nicole Herrera, MS on 5/1/2019 to
Did you know that about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year? () That’s about 1 in every 4 deaths. () Or did you know that today, about 85.6 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease? () Heart disease is more popular than we think and can definitely sneak up on us when we least expect it. Did you know that 1 in 3 adults in the United States has high blood cholesterol, which is a MAJOR risk factor for heart disease and stroke? Having high cholesterol usually has no signs or symptoms and can sneak up on you. () Other risk factors for heart disease include diabetes, being overweight and obese, poor diet, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use. Okay so enough of the statistics. How do we combat cardiovascular disease and keep our hearts healthy and happy?