Staying Physically Active
1.2 million Americans suffer a heart attack each year in the United
States, including an estimated 700,000 who will have a first heart
attack and 500,000 who will have a recurring heart attack.
average, someone in the United States suffers a heart attack every 26
seconds and every minute someone dies of a heart attack.
4 of 10 people who have a heart attack will die from one. Of serious
concern is that about two thirds of the people who die when their heart
suddenly stops working have no previous symptoms of this disease.
Heart Disease (CHD) is the primary cause of premature, permanent
disability among the U.S. workforce. The estimated average number of
years of life lost due to a heart attack is 14.2 years.
- The projected cost of CHD in 2007 is $151.6 billion in combined direct and indirect costs.
CDC, Center for Disease Control
addition to medications, the same lifestyle changes that can help you
recover from a heart attack can also help prevent future heart attacks.
- Not smoking
- Controlling certain conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes
- Staying physically active
- Eating healthy foods
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Reducing and managing
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