Today’s Healthy Habits Pay Off in the Future

Making healthful choices in middle age may add almost 14 years of heart attack free living in old age, compared to those who have at least two major risk factors at age 45. Risk factors include sedentary living, diabetes, smoking, hypertension and high cholesterol and triglycerides–or a combination of these. Researchers noted that even those with optimal risk factors are not guaranteed a life free of CVD, but the probability is much greater.

PositiveTip: The healthful choices you make today may benefit you years in the future.