When I see a 40 year old get on the cath table and need 3 stents placed in their coronary arteries so their heart doesn’t stop pumping, it makes me really sad. That person has kids, a spouse, siblings, parents, and friends. They have a family and community that needs them. They are loved by many people. They are YOUNG!
Every day around two thousand people have a heart attack, and every day over a thousand of them will die from coronary artery disease.
Do you know someone who has had a heart attack? Do you know someone who has needed stents? Do you know someone who has died from some heart related issue?
Most likely the answer is yes. Most likely the answer is yes and you know several people. Most likely it’s an uncomfortable topic for you to talk about because it hits home.
Heart Disease is still the number one killer in our country. This is still a major issue our society faces. I see this first hand through the work I do. I work in many hospitals with heart failure cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and interventional cardiologists who mitigate people’s heart disease. It’s made me passionate about doing something about the prevention.
So what can we do to reduce our own risk of heart disease? We are told this over and over again. I’m sure many of you know the answer. Eat well, don’t smoke, don’t drink excessively, exercise regularly, keep your weight stable and normal…. Right… we know all of these things.
Do you have high blood pressure?
Do you have high cholesterol?
Do you even know?
Do you smoke?
49% of Americans have one of these three.
So it sounds like even though we know WHAT will reduce our risk of heart disease, only half of Americans are “doing” something about it.
Do you know how healthy your heart is? FIND OUT! You need to take action now. The 40 year old on the cath table needed to be doing something about it in their 20’s and 30’s. This is not something that happens overnight. This takes years of a dedicated healthy lifestyle.
This takes integrating HEALTH into your LIFE now. TODAY! Start doing something now about your heart health.
I specialize in integrating health into your life. I specialize in healthy hearts. Contact me for a free exploratory call about what you can accomplish by working with me.
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All heart statistics were provided by http://www.cdc.gov/HeartDisease/facts.htm
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