What does it mean to have a healthy heart? Your heart has to carry you through you entire life, so keeping a healthy cardiovascular system is imperative to keeping a healthy heart! 1 in 3 people have heart disease.
What Are the Risk Factors for Heart Disease?
Risk factors are conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop a disease. They can also increase the chances that an existing disease will get worse. Important risk factors for heart disease that you can do something about are as follows:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Diabetes and pre-diabetes
- Being overweight or obese
- Being physically inactive
- Having a family history of early heart disease
- Having a history of preeclampsia during pregnancy
- Unhealthy diet
- Age (55 or older for women)
To help you maintain a healthy cardiovascular system we provide:
A healthy diet, lifestyle changes and regular exercise can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop you from gaining weight, reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of some cancers. Even if you already have a heart condition, a healthy diet and lifestyle choices can benefit your heart. Knowledge is power and knowing everything about your body helps you make educated decisions and take control of your heart and your health.
The Olive Leaf does not replace your current medical care, but partners with your current health care provider to help you maintain your health. You can schedule an initial consultation to discuss which options will be the most beneficial for you or your loved one.