Everyone is always talking about how they need to lose weight. A great reason to maintain a healthy weight is to reduce your risk of health problems in the future.

"If you have too much body fat, especially at the waist, you have a higher risk for health problems. These include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes."

By maintaining a balanced diet and staying physically active each week will help you maintain your weight and lower your risk of heart disease.

 

For more heart information visit the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute.

[The American Heart Association & The American Stroke Association]