Originally posted on Baptist Health Paducah:
Even though heart disease affects 26.6 million Americans, those lives could be improved dramatically if we’d change our habits.
Coronary heart disease occurs when blood vessels to the heart muscle do not function normally. The risk for heart disease can increase when heredity is combined with unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking cigarettes and eating a poor diet. Other risk factors include physical inactivity, obesity, excessive alcohol use, high blood pressure and cholesterol and diabetes.
We can’t change our family history but we can eat healthier, exercise and make good lifestyle choices. Commit to make the following six steps to reform your health:
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