I’m 41 and I had a heart attack

One of the most important keys to good heart health is to get up off the couch. Some people are afraid to exercise after a heart attack. But that’s exactly what you need to do to strengthen your heart and lower your chance of having future heart attacks and heart disease.

Key Takeaways:

  • Less that 8% of people who experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital live to talk about it so it’s important to learn CPR and know the location of an AED (automated external defibrillator).
  • If you have a parent that has heart issues, it is worth talking to a doctor about it, irregardless of your age.
  • If you’re a South Asian male, be hyper-aware of your cholesterol and blood pressure as this group has higher death rates from heart disease compared to any other ethnic group.

“I eat fairly well… very few carbs, organic as possible, very little processed stuff, etc. I am not a marathon runner, but walk for almost 60 minutes most days. But that just isn’t enough.”