Top Measures of Heart Health

Sedentary lifestyles are perhaps the biggest culprits in the cardiovascular disease epidemic. Getting some exercise can help you reduce your chances of developing heart disease.

Eating right, not smoking and keeping your weight within a healthy range are all crucial factors as well, but exercise helps your body stay at a healthy weight while improving the function of many of the vital systems in your body.

You don’t have to be a marathon runner. A walk around the neighborhood can reduce your health risks a little bit every day!

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans today.

But there’s good news: regardless of your size, gender, genetics or age, you may be able to reduce arterial plaque and prevent heart attacks and strokes with a healthy lifestyle and diet.

You only get one heart. Be sure you’re taking care of it so it can take care of you.

Who should (and shouldn’t!) be taking a statin medication?

Statins are drugs that lower your cholesterol level. Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor are just a few of the statin drugs available today. They’re very effective at lowering your cholesterol, but we don’t fully know all of the side effects yet, so, as with any other medications, there may be potential risks.

It’s a misconception that cholesterol alone determines the health of your heart. High cholesterol is just one factor that determines your risk. Most people need to keep their “bad” cholesterol below 200. Statins can be avoided in most cases by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

We’re very excited to have Dr. Douglas Schocken as a speaker for The Healthy Heart Summit (register now for free!). Learn about how you can take steps towards achieving a healthy heart for life. Take a proactive approach to improve your health by learning how to live every day for a healthy heart. Sign up now to hear from Dr. Schocken and many other amazing health experts who know how to guide their patients to success. Make a move towards a healthy heart today!

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Learn more from Dr. Douglas Schocken at The Healthy Heart Summit.

Online and free from July 13-20, 2015. Register now!

 

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