Protection for Older Adults from Disability

A healthy heart is essential to the well-being of the elderly. Having a healthy heart reduces the risk of disability in the elderly, reveals a new study. The American Heart Association (AHA) defines "ideal cardiovascular health" based on four health behaviors and three health factors. The four health behaviors are current smoking, body mass index, physical activity, and healthy diet. The three health factors are blood pressure, total cholesterol and fasting blood glucose level.

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