The Heart Truth

Are You En Route To Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the world!

  • About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, that's 1 in every 4 deaths.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
  • An American dies from heart disease every 39 seconds.

Just because you're young doesn't mean you should wait to think about heart disease. The lifestyles people establish in college often continue later into life.

The best way to combat heart disease is to make healthy lifestyle changes now, and avoid becoming a statistic!

Go-To Tips

  1. Swapping whole carbs for wheat grains may lower your risk for heart disease by 33%.
  2. The average American drinks 576 12-oz soda per year. That's 1.5 cans each day. Swap those empty calories for water and you'll cut out over 6,000 calories a month, which amounts to 21 pounds of weight loss in a year.
  3. According to the American Heart Association and World Health Organization, you shouldn't consume more than 7% of your total calories from saturated fat.

Slow Down If You See These Signs

  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • A faster heartbeat
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Pounding in your chest

Stop And Think

  • More than 82 million American adults are estimated to have one or more types of heart disease. That is 1 in 3 people in the U.S alone!
  • 50% of women in America have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • On average 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular diseases every day.

Be proactive to prevent your chances of having heart related diseases.