Are You At Risk?
What are some of the dangers of not living a healthy lifestyle? Take this quick quiz to find out.
Do you smoke?
A female smoker has five times the risk of dying from heart disease than a non-smoker. For men, the risk is almost four times higher.
Do you exercise regularly?
Chances are, you don’t. More than 50 percent of American adults don’t get enough exercise that increases their heart rate for at least two hours each week. As a result, their risk of heart disease almost doubles. Studies have shown that a lack of physical activity is a contributing factor in 35 percent of deaths caused by heart disease.
Are you overweight?
If you are, losing as little as five or 10 percent of your body weight can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer and sleep apnea.
Source: Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, CDC, New York Department of Health, webMD