Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.1
In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Each minute, more than one person in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.2
Heart disease costs the United States about $200 billion each year.1 This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
Some of the key risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Half of the US population has at least one of these three risk factors.3
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also increase your risk:
By developing healthier habits, you can lower your risk.
I've had the pleasure of working with patients since July who signed up and joined our Healthy Hearts program to turn their lives around .... and they did!
Patients are losing weight, lowering their blood pressure and cholesterol, forming healthy eating habits, and starting an exercise program because of the knowledge and guidance from our coaches.
We created this lifestyle change program focused around exercise, plant-based nutrition, and a healthy mindset because that is what works -- that is the power that you have for your own body. It is possible.
Our program is comprehensive and we have a multidisciplinary team of coaches.
To learn. To have fun. To become healthier, both inside and out.
If you feel like you or someone you know should participate in this program, don't hesitate to reach out to anyone on our staff.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death 1999-2015 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released December 2016. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2015, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd-icd10.html.
2. Heron M. Deaths: Leading causes for 2014. Cdc-pdf[PDF-4.4M] National vital statistics reports. 2016;65(5).
3. Fryar CD, Chen T, Li X. Prevalence of Uncontrolled Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: United States, 1999–2010 Cdc-pdf[PDF-323K]. NCHS data brief, no 103. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012.