Lifestyle choices can reduce risk
While genetics do play a role in your risk of developing heart disease, lifestyle choices can also reduce risk.
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat low cholesterol foods that are rich in fiber and good cholesterol foods that are rich in good fats like Omega-3 such as fish, avocados, or unrefined coconut oils
- Exercise regularly for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week
- Get your cholesterol numbers check regularly, especially if you have a family history of heart disease
- Quit or avoid smoking
If you have questions about heart disease, please contact our AIM Health physicians today. Meanwhile, here’s an easy-to-read heart disease infographic for understanding the condition, your risks, and how to treat it.
*sources for screening and content include: University of Florida