I’m lucky that my family has been relatively unscathed by heart disease (knock on wood), BUT, I did have an experience with heart disease hitting close to home this past Fall. Seeing a family close to me deal with it and make changes to their lifestyle and diet to help battle it definitely has made me more open to the very real risk that is heart disease.
Worried about your own heart health? It is never too late to make changes to your diet and exercise routine in the interest of health, and hey, maybe not a bad idea to go for that annual physical with your doctor you’ve been putting off. Little things like cutting down your intake of saturated fat and getting some more cardio in can go a long way in prevention.