When you’ve got your health, you’ve got it all. Right? Then why are we so cavalier when it comes to maintaining and protecting health? Most diseases carry a high treatment success rate if diagnosed early. Yet, according to recent statistics, men die from heart and liver disease at nearly twice the rate of women states Patrick Hart in the June issue of Think Healthy.
Hart goes on to say that men are far more likely to play loose with their healthcare; 18-44-year-old males are 80 percent less likely to have a regular (meaning they actually seem them) physician than their female counterpart. This is particularly unfortunate in light of the fact most diseases and conditions are treatable if caught early on, often regarding little more than lifestyle changes.
One major contributing factor to heart disease and stroke is obesity or simply being overweight.
Heart disease and stroke are the leading killers of men and women, although almost twice as many males die from cardiovascular problems and it generally manifests about ten years earlier in men than women. While regular screenings are an important factor in identifying and managing these conditions, weight loss through exercise and dietary changes can also help reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.
Losing weight doesn’t just help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, even a small decrease in weight, as low as 10 percent, can also reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and your risk for diabetes.
As Patrick Hart states, “staying healthy is the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones.” Lose the weight today for a healthier tomorrow!