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Feb
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Are You At Risk?

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February is National Healthy Heart Month; a time to reflect upon our risk factors of both heart attacks and strokes.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) there are many risk factors for a heart attack. Some of these risk factors you can change, while others you may not be able to control. For this reason it is important to not only make the adjustments that you are able to make to reduce risks but, also to know the warning signs of a heart attack. In today’s blog we’re going to go over risk factors and how to reduce your risk of a heart attack. Look for our upcoming blog on signs of a heart attack to come.

Common Risk Factors for a Heart Attack

February is National Healthy Heart Month; a time to reflect upon our risk factors of both heart attacks and strokes.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) there are many risk factors for a heart attack. Some of these risk factors you can change, while others you may not be able to control. For this reason it is important to not only make the adjustments that you are able to make to reduce risks but, also to know the warning signs of a heart attack. In today’s blog we’re going to go over risk factors and how to reduce your risk of a heart attack. Look for our upcoming blog on signs of a heart attack to come.

Common Risk Factors for a Heart Attack

              • Smoking
              • High Blood Pressure
              • High Cholesterol (LDL)
              • Being Overweight
              • Increasing Age
              • Inactive lifestyle
              • Diabetes
              • Hereditary Heart Disease
              • Poor Diet
              • Stress
              • Alcohol Abuse
              • Race (African Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Mexican Americans & some Asian Americans are more prone to heart disease/attacks)

As you can see, some of these risk factors you can control; while others are simply a fact of life or hereditary. You can’t help that you age but you can control what you eat. You can prevent Type II diabetes in many cases. You may be able to control your cholesterol with medication or some may be able to control it by changing their diet and exercising more.

If you’ve noticed, many of these factors come down to a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet and leading an active lifestyle that includes exercising regularly can not only help to deter heart issues but also many other diseases, such as Type II Diabetes, that can add to the risk factors of having a heart attack.HeartFramed 300x243 Are You At Risk?

GO Physical Therapy & Wellness can also help. We offer a Wellness Program where we come to your house and help you begin to exercise regularly. Once we evaluate your abilities and determine if you have any weaknesses we can design a program to fit your specific needs. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle you don’t want to take on a fitness program without professional help. The fact that we come to you can also instill the likelihood of you continuing your exercising routine.

Remember we are here to help you be as healthy as possible at any age. It’s never too late to start living healthy. The healthier lifestyle you lead the better quality of life you will have. GO Physical Therapy & Wellness is here to help you be heart healthy and decrease your risk of heart attack.

 

Dedicated To Your Health & Well-being (and safety),

Mike

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