A healthy heart is central to overall good health. Embracing a healthy lifestyle at any age can prevent heart disease and lower your risk for a heart attack or stroke. You are never too old or too young to begin taking care of your heart.Every day decisions you make about how active you are, what you eat and drink, quit smoking and how you manage stress can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease is a chronic health condition and, like any health problem, it can bring uncertainty and change into your daily life. Heart disease can occur due to a variety of risks factors within, or without our control. For example: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and congenital (born with) factors. We can have some control over the risk factors, but it’s never too early to start caring for your heart.