Americans just like you are making simple, positive changes to live well and improve their health. Scroll over the map to see My Life Check being put into action.
A look at heart health in America
Nearly four in ten American adults believe they have ideal heart health (39%). Less than one in ten believes they have poor heart health (5%).
The majority of adults have visited a doctor or healthcare professional within the past year (80%).
70% of Americans report being told to make lifestyle changes by a doctor or other healthcare professional.
One third report being told each to exercise more (35%) and that they are overweight (33%).
One in five adults report currently being a smoker (19%).
Fewer than two in ten American adults (15%) achieve AHA’s recommended levels of moderate aerobic exercise, which is 150+ total minutes per week.
For more than four of ten adults, eating 9 servings of fruits and veggies (44%) or eating fish at least 2 times per week (45%) is a rare activity.
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