With age comes an increased risk for heart disease and all cardiovascular diseases, and it is important to make smart choices as you and your loved ones look to maintain health and wellness.
According to Ralph Sacco, M.D., chief of neurology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and past president of the American Heart Association, “New studies have shown that the risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke, such as high blood pressure, physical inactivity and obesity, also contribute to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and cognitive dysfunction."
The American Heart Association has developed the My Life Check® program using Life’s Simple 7®, a simple, seven-step list to help people live a longer, more productive, healthier life:
These measures have one unique thing in common: any person of any age can make these changes. The steps are not expensive or difficult to take, and even modest health improvements will make a big difference.
These materials were developed to help you learn more about Life’s Simple 7 and the Support Network for patients, families and caregivers.
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