Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Know the First Sign of Heart Disease in Men?

Know the

First Sign


Heart Disease

  in Men

Sudden Death!

February is Heart Health Awareness Month and today is part 2 of a letter shared by Dr. Jamie McManus on real steps you can take now.  This is a risk factor I am working on modifying.  You can follow me or join along at www.Just10LBSwithLisa.blogspot.com.

To Your Health,

Modifiable Risk Factors 1:  Being overweight or obese

If you are like 65% of Americans who are overweight or obese, the number one thing you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease is to achieve a healthy weight.  Too much body fat, especially around your waist, puts you at higher risk.  Being overweight or obese also increases your risk of other conditions like high cholesterol and triglycerides, stroke and Type 2 Diabetes.  So by losing weight, you can begin to reduce your risk of heart disease.   And the good news is you don’t have to lose a lot of weight to start to improve your health.  Modest weight loss of even as little as 5-10% can significantly improve your cholesterol, blood pressure and risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

To Be Continued....

Dr. Jamie McManus MD, FAAFP

Chairman, Medical Affairs, Health Sciences & Education
Shaklee Corporation

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