Heart Disease

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

UF Online Infographic: Heart Disease 101: The Basics
UF Online B.S. in Health Education & Behavior