This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Beaumont. All opinions are 100% mine.
Discover Your Heart Health with Beaumont’s Free Heart Risk Assessment
When we are relatively healthy and feel good, most of us do not often think about our health. It is only until something happens that causes us to stop, reflect, and make changes.
Did you know that high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease?
A startling 47% of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors. Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women.
Think back on your family history and take note if you have any hereditary disposition for heart disease.
One of the best ways to prevent heart disease is to understand and manage your risk factors.
What’s Your Heart’s Age?
After you’ve done that, you can take Beaumont’s heart risk assessment.
It will help you learn about the age of your heart and your risk of developing the disease.
The best part?
It’s completely FREE and will only take a few minutes of your time.
If you think you are at increased risk, your best bet is to follow up with a doctor or connect with a cardiologist.
Do You Know Your Family History?
Personally, when I learned about the Beaumont heart risk assessment, I immediately wanted to learn more.
My father, Francisco, who is very dear to me suffered from a heart attack in his early forties. I would have loved it if he could have been able to take Beaumont’s free heart risk assessment.
It would have been such a great tool that I know could have helped him at that age.
Like most fathers are to their daughters, he is my hero. I love him very much and I admire that he is a fighter through it all.
My family and I have seen him through many rough times since because of heart disease with subsequent infarctions.
I know it is not an easy path to walk.
Since my dad had early heart disease, I often wonder if I have a higher risk for it too.
I am 35 and over the years, I’ve put on a little more weight than I’d like.
That, and I’ve always had high blood pressure, even at a normal body weight, it was always high.
This year, I have put a heavy focus on my health. I have been making significant positive steps toward improving it.
Check out these 5 heart healthy habits you can start today. I found them really useful and I’ve significantly reduced my red meat intake for starters.
They’re great tips to get you on your way.
After taking this quick assessment, I know that I am due to go and talk to my doctor to see how I’m doing and what I can do better.
I love that it lets you know your heart health right away, and your risk. But, the test gives you the option to learn more with a more in-depth report of what your risk factors are.
Take the Quiz Today
Heart health is incredibly important. I know it isn’t the most exciting thing to think about.
The thing is, our ticker is one of the most important organs in our bodies.
You’d be astonished at the surprising risk factors of heart disease.
Make sure to take Beaumont’s heart risk assessment test. It won’t cost you a penny and only minutes of your time.
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Plus, don’t forget to follow up with a doctor. You can have your report sent to your email so you can refer to it whenever you need it!
When is the last time you thought about your heart health?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.