We may be able to avoid thinking about the risks of heart disease as we go about our busy lives, but when a celebrity like Michael Jackson dies of a heart attack at age 50, we can’t help but be shaken by the news. For some reason, this kind of event has a bigger impact on our lives than reading about the risk factors in a newspaper, magazine or even on a blog.
Heart disease is the Number One cause of death in North America, and we can make good lifestyle decisions to lower our risk. We can’t do anything about MJ’s early exit, but we can start taking better care of ourselves, starting today.
- Get regular exercise.
- Eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
- Lower your fat intake by choosing lean protein.
- See your doctor for regular check-ups.