Look around you and count. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for nearly one in every four deaths in the United States and is the leading cause of death in women.
While this may sound discouraging, it doesn’t have to be—there are many things that you can do to help turn those statistics around and keep good health in your favor. Although we can’t change our genetic predispositions to heart disease, we do have control over several lifestyle factors like keeping our weight in check, staying physically active and choosing foods wisely. Read more.