What’s your risk for heart disease?
Every year, heart disease tops the list nationwide as the most common killer
of men and women in the U.S. By 2035, nearly half of all Americans will
have at least one health issue related to heart disease. The pace of heart
disease in the United States is increasing – more rapidly than previously
One of the most important things we can do to help protect our hearts from
the ravages of heart disease is prevention. Preventing heart disease requires
people to take action – to reduce consumption of low-density, high-fat
foods; to lead more active and less sedentary lifestyles; to reduce stress;
to achieve and maintain healthy weight; and to avoid tobacco and nicotine
in all forms (including vaping).
Another important thing you can do to reduce your risk of developing heart
disease? Being aware of your risk!
King’s Daughters has partnered with HealthAware, one of the nation’s
leading providers of online health risk assessments, to provide HeartAware
to our communities. HeartAware is based upon the groundbreaking Framingham
Heart Study, a project of Boston University and the National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute.
The Framingham Risk score is a gender-specific algorithm used to estimate
the 10-year cardiovascular risk of an individual. The risk assessment
looks at a wide range of health indicators that affect the development
of heart disease.