Heart disease is a broad term which encompasses many conditions that affect your heart. The most common cause is a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. This is called Coronary Artery Disease or CAD and happens slowly over time. It's the major reason people have heart attacks.
You can help reduce your risk of heart disease by taking steps to control factors that put you at greater risk:
- Control your blood pressure http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbp/
- Lower your cholesterol
- Don't smoke
- Get enough exercise
You can learn more about heart disease by clicking on the links below. These sites contain important information that can help you prevent or better control heart disease.
As part of your Keystone benefits you have access to the Healthy Lifestyle Program through Independence Blue Cross. The programs are designed to help you stay as healthy as possible by providing education and incentives. For further information on Fitness Membership reimbursements, smoking cessation programs, and many other supportive programs designed with your best interests in mind. Best of all, they're free!!http://www.ibx.com/members/health_resources/healthy_lifestyles.html
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