Perhaps you understand the importance of eating a diet low in cholesterol or getting 30 minutes of exercise a day.
But do you know your own risk of developing cardiovascular disease? It's time to take your heart health personally. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American men and women - and that means it is not "someone else's problem."
By knowing your numbers and assessing your risks now, you can work with your doctor to significantly reduce your chances of getting heart disease tomorrow, next year, or 30 years from now! So how does it work?
First, you need to know your numbers. Make an appointment today and bring this chart to your doctor to find out your numbers and discuss the goals you need to reduce your risk for heart disease.
In addition, women can take the Go Red Heart Checkup at www.goredforwomen.org for a comprehensive evaluation of your heart health, and to learn how you can achieve and maintain your personal goals. Let's all learn our numbers this month and live longer and stronger together.
Start! is the AHA's groundbreaking, new national campaign that calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health in order to live longer, heart healthy lives through walking. For more information on Start! and how to adapt a heart healthy lifestyle, call 1-888-AHA-USA1 or visit www.americanheart.org/start.
Walking is so much more than a means of getting from Point A to Point B. It's a simple physical activity that can boost your heart health and help you live longer. Click here to see the benefits of walking.