About 35% of women and 37.6% of men in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. February is heart month, so we are taking a look at things we can do to protect and improve your heart health.
Today Dr. Katie Carlson from the Metropolitan Heart Vascular Institute shares some changes we can all make:
- Get a lipid panel regularly for adults and young people
- Have a heart healthy diet e.g., Mediterranean diet
- Eating good fats
- Get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week