In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose", Michelle King Robson examines a few lifestyle habits that may be bad for your heart and lead to heart disease.
Hi! I’m Michelle King Robson, with today’s EmpowHER, “HER Daily Dose”.
Bad habits can be harmful to your heart. In fact, according to a landmark study, lifestyle factors account for more than 90% of all people at risk for a heart attack.
So what bad habits are we talking about?
Watching TV. People who watched TV for more than four hours a day doubled their risk of a heart attack. According to a 2011 study by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Loud snoring can also increase your risk of a heart attack. That’s because snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a dangerous conditions which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. If you snore – get checked for sleep apnea.
Do you floss your teeth? People with gum disease are nearly twice as likely to have heart disease. So take care of your teeth, and you will also take care of your heart.
And finally, you’ve got to stop smoking. Research now shows that smoking even one cigarette a day increases your chance of a heart attack by more than sixty percent.
Smoke a pack a day – and your risk quadruples.
That wraps up this edition of EmpowHER’s “HER Daily Dose”. I’m Michelle King Robson.
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