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Growing Healthy Communities: Reasons To Reduce Heart Risk

Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally, and for men and women in the United States. This means that many of us in Arkansas could be at risk.

So how can we reduce our risk of heart disease? First, know the medical conditions and behaviors that increase risk of heart disease including: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, lack of engagement in physical activity, diabetes, alcohol consumption, and unhealthy eating habits.

The American Heart Association says everyone has a reason to live a healthier, longer life. So, what’s yours? Maybe it’s your family, maybe it's your friends. Let your reason motivate you to engage in health promoting behaviors.

You can find healthful resources including recipes and tips to living a healthier life at lifeiswhy.org.