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Both my father and grandfather suffered heart attacks at rather young ages. Because of this, I am much more conscious of what I eat, and I exercise. Am I already at higher risk because of my family history even though I am a woman?
A healthy lifestyle has the biggest impact on cardiovascular health. People who adopted healthy lifestyle behaviors in young adulthood maintained a low cardiovascular risk profile in middle a... read more
A healthy lifestyle has the biggest impact on cardiovascular health. People who adopted healthy lifestyle behaviors in young adulthood maintained a low cardiovascular risk profile in middle age. The five most important healthy behaviors are no smoking, low alcohol intake, weight control, physical activity and a healthy diet.
Studies show only a small proportion of cardiovascular health is passed from parent to child. Instead, what you do and how you live have a much greater impact than your genes or how you were raised.
It is never too late to get heart healthy. Know your numbers. Check blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and determine where the numbers should be when consulting with your doctor.