How to Improve Your Odds of Being Heart Healthy
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If you’re struggling with a heart problem or need help improving your heart health, discover all the ways Horizon can help.
By Thomas Vincz, Public Relations Manager
Heads or tails? A flip of a coin predicts the odds you know someone with a heart disease or condition.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all U.S. adults have some kind of cardiovascular condition, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke or high blood pressure. Heart disease itself remains the leading cause of death in New Jersey and across the nation.
If these statistics are scary, here’s one that is more comforting: 80 percent of all cardiovascular disease can be prevented. And more often than not, prevention can come without expensive procedures or costly prescriptions. Controlling high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, as well as following healthy habits like regular exercise and not smoking are all proven to dramatically lower the likelihood of heart disease.
Whether you’re trying to stop heart disease from starting or looking to recover from a heart problem, you can be sure that you won’t take this journey alone. Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has a number of high-quality programs and services for our members to support good heart health.
Many of these programs help you follow your treatment plan, with personalized education and support. And simply knowing what resources you have as a Horizon BCBSNJ member, and how to make full use of your benefits, will also help you reduce the confusion and stress of living with a heart problem.
Download this overview of Horizon BCBSNJ’s Heart Care Management programs and services to find ones that may help with your condition. And make sure to talk with your doctor about the best ways to improve your odds of being heart healthy.