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Did You Know? – Heart, Health and Wellness Facts

Here we provide a list of facts about heart health, general health and wellness for your optimal living.

1) According to a recent study, 45% of Americans make a New Years Resolution, but only 8% of those are successful in achieving them. What are your resolutions this year? What are you doing differently to keep with it?

2) 75 – 90% of all doctors appointments are for stress-related ailments or conditions.

3) The Flavanols found in dark chocolate are known to increase blood flow in the part of the brain that controls memory. They can also help prevent heart disease by lowering blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol.

4) The spice cumin is rich in phytosterols, which are plant chemicals known to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the body. It has also been linked to weight loss.

5) A normal heart valve is about the size of a half dollar?

6) Dr. Feyrer-Melk incorporates evidence-based supplements in her treatment plan for all member patients to try to avoid the negative side effects of prescription heart medications, when possible.

7) Optimal Heart Attack and Stoke Prevention Center incorporates the Bale/ Doneen Method of #cardiology care into the member program.

8) Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke than adults without diabetes.

9) Friday, February 6th is National Go Red Day. Will you wear red? Post a photo in your red to our Facebook page – we’d love to see you showing support!

10) Research shows that many cardiovascular disease deaths could have been prevented through healthier habits, healthier living spaces, and better management of conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.

11) Having high cholesterol as a young adult raises your heart disease risk.

12) Research has found that moderate weight loss and healthy eating can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

13) The average American drinks 526 12-oz sodas per year (1.5 cans each day) Swap those empty calories for water and you’ll cut over 6,000 calories per month… that’s 21 pounds of weight loss in a year!

14) Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs.

Want to learn more about your health and wellness? Contact Scottsdale’s Optimal Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center at 480-941-0800.

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