Fact: According to the CDC, about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Fact: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women.
In an effort to combat cardiovascular disease, the Westchester County Department of Health supports prevention through heart healthy lifestyle changes. The information in these pages are designed to help reduce the incidence of heart disease in Westchester County by promoting regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. Use these tools to develop healthy lifestyles for you and your family.
Food and fitness can offer health for a lifetime. Prevention works.
- Physical Activity: If you think you have no time to exercise, think action - take the long way to the bathroom, walk those two flights of stairs.
- Eating Right: Healthy food habits can help you reduce three risk factors for heart attack and stroke—high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and excess body weight.
- Know Your Numbers: Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping your heart healthy.
- High Blood Pressure: What you need to know (NHLBI)
- Prevent and Control high blood pressure (NHLBI)
- Your Guide to lowering blood pressure (NHLBI)
- Aim for a healthy weight (NHLBI)
- The Heart Truth for Women (NHLBI)
- Your complete guide to a healthy heart (NHLBI)
- Your guide to living well with heart disease (NHLBI)
- Your guide to physical activity and your heart (NHLBI)
- Your guide to lowering your cholesterol with TLC (NIH)