Monday, December 19, 2016

Doing One Thing Reduces Your Holiday Heart Attack Risk

Emily Lunardo says doing this one thing will reduce your heart attack risk during the holidays.
Did you know that there is a higher risk of heart attacks during the winter months, especially near the holidays? It’s sad but true. There is generally an influx of heart attacks between the months of November and March, and if you already have some cardiovascular factors, your risk can increase during this time.

While the holidays are associated with a great deal of stress, we shouldn’t forget that it’s also a joyful time. Yes, we’re running around, but we get to catch up with family and friends. The problem here is, these get-togethers often involve eating too much food.

Many people dread the holiday season because they inevitably put on extra weight. Being overweight or obese is a heart attack risk factor, so if you want to protect your heart you should manage your weight. Read more

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