Health 2006

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Keep Your Heart Healthy


Keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight at healthy levels to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other diseases. High blood pressure and high cholesterol cause heart disease and stroke. People can often improve their blood pressure and cholesterol levels through a combination of more physical activity, eating a healthier diet, and not smoking. When these lifestyle changes don't result in enough improvement, safe and effective medications are available. Being overweight or obese also causes serious problems, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and many cancers (of the colon, breast, uterus, cervix, prostate, ovaries, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, kidney, and liver). But losing even a few pounds and being a little more physically active can significantly reduce these problems. People can lower their risk of diabetes by more than half with modest weight loss and regular exercise.

Source: New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.

1 Comments:

  • At 2:57 AM, Blogger hetera (UK) said…

    "Being overweight or obese also causes serious problems, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and many cancers (of the colon, breast, uterus, cervix, prostate, ovaries, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, kidney, and liver). " That is realy great and important informaton .I didn't know all of that deseases that might be caused by overweight.Thanks for that:)

     

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