Heart health is a lifelong investment. According to the American Heart Association, how we eat, live, exercise, and interact with others can all contribute to a healthier heart. Suggestions from the American Heart Association include eating more fruits and vegetables to "add color" to our diets, improving our home cooking skills, learning about foods that support our hearts, getting active and staying motivated in our fitness routines, managing stress, and focusing on healthy sleeping habits.
It's never too early or too late to think about heart health, so in this issue of Alaska Trends we present data from The Burden of Heart Disease and Stroke in Alaska published in 2019 (using 2016 data) by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion about the state of the state's heart health.
Heart disease related deaths for ALASKAN MALES AND FEMALES IS LOWER than US males and females
24,000 ALASKAN ADULTS HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HEART DISEASE
21,914 ALASKAN ADULTS HAVE DIED FROM HEART DISEASE
HEART ATTACKS among Alaskans have DROPPED since 2005
HEART DISEASE DEATHS Top 5 Regions
NORTHWEST 2. Y-K DELTA 3. Southwest 4...