Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones talks about the 7 key factors related to better heart health. These cardiovascular health factors of the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7” include: losing weight, getting active (exercise), eating better (diet), stopping smoking, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, and managing blood pressure. An important first step to better heart health is to know your numbers. Visit http://www.Heart.org/MyLifeCheck for more information and to take an assessment explore your health.

Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones, MD, SCM, FACC, focuses on Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is a volunteer at the American Heart Association.