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What are your Heart Disease Risk Factors?

The heart disease information you need to reduce your risks

There are a number of known and proven cardiac risk factors... things that scientific studies have shown without doubt contribute to the development of various types of heart disease.

Knowing what these risk factors are is the first step in being able to take positive action.

Following are the key risk factors for heart disease. These factors play a role in developing or having recurring heart disease:

Of all the factors listed above, only the last one - your family history, age, and gender - cannot be changed or controlled.

Everything else is up to you!

Here's what you CAN do:


That’s smart heart living.

Check out the links above for more information on each of these cardiac risk factors and for ideas and resources to make healthy choices and changes in your life.

How have you managed your heart disease risk factors?Your experience, whether it's quitting smoking, losing weight, starting an exercise program, reducing stress, controlling your blood pressure, etc., can be hugely beneficial to others who may be struggling with the same or similar challenges.

By sharing your story and describing how you overcame some diversity, or achieved certain milestones, you can help others to be more successful with their own challenges.

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How have you managed your heart disease risk factors?

Your experience, whether it's quitting smoking, losing weight, starting an exercise program, reducing stress, controlling your blood pressure, etc., can be hugely beneficial to others who may be struggling with the same or similar challenges.

By sharing your story and describing how you overcame some diversity, or achieved certain milestones, you can help others to be more successful with their own challenges.

(NOTE: Click the blue question marks for tips and additional information.)

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