Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, accounting for one in four deaths each year. This podcast discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy heart. Created: 2/16/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/16/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keep it Ticking
American Heart Month — February 2017
Recorded: February 14, 2017; posted: February 16, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S., accounting for one in four deaths each year.
Many of these deaths could have been prevented through simple lifestyle changes. Some people
have obesity which contributes to conditions that lead to heart problems, such as high blood
pressure and diabetes. Others engage in harmful behaviors, such as smoking, eating an unhealthy
diet, or not exercising regularly.
To help prevent heart disease, control your weight by consuming a diet high in fruits and
vegetables and low in fat and sodium, and be physically active. Regular checkups are important
for identifying heart problems early.
Thank you for joining us on A Minute of Health with CDC.
[Announcer] For the most accurate health information, visit cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.