Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, claiming more than 33,600 lives per year. To put this into perspective, every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or a stroke. That’s 206 people dying from cardiovascular disease every day. Economically, cardiovascular disease costs the Canadian economy more than $20.9 billion every year.
While your risk of heart disease increases with age, it doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of getting older. Making healthy lifestyle choices early can reduce your risk factors.
Here are some tips for staying heart-healthy:
Reduce alcohol consumption:
Maintain a healthy diet:
Watch your stress levels:
Preparing for a potential heart attack now could save your life later!