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Things change over the years. While relative affluence is a result of a growing economy in a country like India for example, it has its attendant repercussions too. More and more young people are falling prey to heart ailments, primarily due to a less than desirable life style. An article by Sahana Charan in the Hindu quotes a study which indicates that the mean age for the first heart attack in South Asian countries is 53 as against 59 in other countries.  While this may be the mean age, the fact remains that many who are much younger- in their 30s and 40s, are prime candidates for heart attacks. If they continue to live the way they do.

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The American Heart Association estimates that 1.2 million Americans will have their first or recurrent heart attack. 425,000 will not survive them. In India, I am sure, the situation is no different.

Read Allison Van Dusen’s “How To Avoid A Heart Attack” in Forbes. Especially informative in a crisply edited package is the “15 Steps To A Healthier Heart”.

Using this information, to monitor your life style to make yourself a less likely target for a heart attack, is the best thing you can do for yourself and for your family.

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This is Post No: 228 of the “A Step A Day” series : To provide perspective and provoke thought to facilitate self-development across a wide spectrum of issues- big and small- crucial for executive success