Chronic disease is changing the way we live. We are growing older but we are sicker. 50% of heart attack survivors don’t change their bad lifestyle choices and so they significantly increase the risk of a subsequent heart attack. After your first heart attack there is a 25% chance that you’ll experience another month within a month. Sad to say but 20% don’t even stop smoking.
But making some changes to your lifestyle, even small but persistent ones, provides you with huge benefits. Just $400 invested in an exercise plan can reduce this risk to 6%. This when combined with the drug therapy prescribed by your doctor will improved your chances of living life well.
Listen to Dr John as he spells out what heart attack survivors should do to reduce the risks they face: