Today we wanted to switch gears and talk about something completely different: heart disease, humankind’s most frequent killer. I know you’re probably thinking “that has nothing to do with the theatre,” however, as the leading cause of death—not only in the United States, but globally as well—we feel it is an important topic for everyone.
It’s all about an article in the New York Times (click here for full article), which says that new studies coming out are showing that even small positive life style changes can have a positive effect on lowering one’s risk of developing heart disease, even if you have a genetic predisposition to it.
We, perhaps like you, always thought that if you wanted to dramatically reduce your chances of having a heart attached you had to have the right genetics and eat perfectly and exercise an hour every day and never smoke. And while doing all these things could dramatically reduce your chances of developing heart disease, this NY Times article explains that even doing one of these things will drop your risk significantly.
Great news, especially as we’re heading into a season of indulgence. Now we know that with a little bit of effort we can all work toward reducing our chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
Stay well—and live a good life!
Philip & Marilyn Langner