Heart attacks and stroke combined are the #1 killers in most countries, including China. But there are a lot of lifestyle factors that play into this. In fact, about 90% of your risk for heart attacks and strokes can be modified by your conscious, everyday activities! This should really be an empowering figure for everyone. I’ve created a Powerpoint presentation below that highlights the major factors people can control.
The important take-home lesson is that you can control your destiny, and your risks, but you first need to assess your risk. A few ways are to:
- Assess your BMI and waist circumference
- Assess your 10-year cardiovascular risk
- Know your blood pressure and cholesterol
Then, you can make informed choices, with or without a doctor’s help.
The slide show is long but just may change your lifestyle!
Click on the slide show’s “FULL” icon for full screen.