It’s a new year and you’re probably trying to do this “healthy” thing. You’re going for long walks or runs, limiting your donut calories and not smoking. You may be thinking you’ve eliminated your risk for, for heart disease, but wait. There’s more.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the biggest risk factors for heart disease include obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, high blood pressure or cholesterol, a poor diet, and stress.
For many women there are other factors for heart disease and stroke that you can’t control that may not even be on your radar. Your love life, a strong family history, race, and increasing age are all on the list of contributing factors.
CVS Health is continuing their support of the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement. They’ll be offering no cost “Know Your Numbers” health screenings at their MinuteClinics every Wednesday in February.
Visit a CVS MinuteClinic on February 14, 21, and 28 and receive a no-cost heart health preventative screening. If you go, you’ll get screenings to help determine your risk for heart disease – total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index (BMI).