How to Fight Heart Disease.

Posted on March 8, 2012



Each year, countless American families are impacted by heart disease and stroke. In order for this to improve we must change the way we live our daily lives. With nutrition and exercise along with controlling their stress, people can fight this disease and save lives.

Nutrition has an important impact on personal heart health, but without right information, where do average Americans learn how to help themselves? The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development gives tips on what proper nutrition is and how you should get it.

Exercise can also help prevent heart disease. With diet and exercise your chances of getting heart disease are far less. Staying in shape does good for not only your body but your mood. To learn more about how you can help your heart through exercise and proper nutrition, visit the Let’s Move Campaign, promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama, and The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Stress can increase your chances of heart disease. The more stress you have the bigger toll it takes on your heart. To learn more about how distressing can aid in cardiac health, visit American Heart Association.

Most people believe that heart disease cannot happen to them, although it is the number one killer in the U.S. Heart Disease also is the major cause of disability. The Million Hearts Campaign initiative aims to save 1 million people in the next five years from this disease. Other organizations like Heart Truth and Heart Org address how cardiac health directly impacts women. The more we learn about heart health, the more proactive we can be with our bodies.

For more information on heart health, read about Health Literacy Month and Breaking Bad Habits. Still need more information? Call The Mayors Health Line (617-534-5050) for answers.


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