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February is National Heart Month. Each year organizations like the National Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dedicate the month to sharing resources and tools. It’s an opportunity to help people learn more about cardiac diseases, including controllable risk factors.
That’s important information for people to know because heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in this country. In America, 1 in 4 deaths is due to cardiac related conditions.
Heart Disease by the Numbers
What else do we know about heart disease? Whether it’s a heart attack or coronary heart disease, the statistics from the CDC and the American Heart Association are alarming:
While some of the risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular diseases are related to genetics, most aren’t. That means lifestyle choices can play a role in determining whether you do—or don’t—develop a heart-related health problem.
Controllable Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Here’s an overview of the risk factors that contribute to heart disease:
Daily Life at Sunrise
At Sunrise Senior Living communities, residents enjoy a lifestyle designed to nurture the body, mind, and spirit. This includes a dining program and fitness activities that promote healthy aging. As concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic persist, we’ve found creative ways to keep residents safely engaged. We invite you to call the Sunrise community near you to schedule a virtual tour and learn more today!