Heart disease claims the lives of about 1 million Americans every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack.
This year alone, 920,000 Americans will have a heart attack, and close to half of them will occur suddenly without any prior warning signs.
So what are the five “low-risk” behaviors?
- A healthy diet
- Being physically active (walking/bicycling ?40 min/day and exercising ?1 h/week)
- Healthy waist circumference (waist circumference <95 cm or 37.4 inches)
- Moderate alcohol consumption (10 to 30 g/day)
- No smoking
Click below to read more about a healthy heart diet and other ways to incorporate all five behaviors.