"Don't wait until you have a heart attack to make changes. The time is now." — John Whyte, MD
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Although some causes are genetic, most heart disease is rooted in lifestyle. Physician John Whyte, chief medical officer of WebMD, separates heart-health fact from fiction and provides practical advice that can help reduce your risk of a heart attack.
Building on more than 20 years of treating patients, Whyte offers tools and information to take control of your health. They include guidelines to assess your personal risk level; what you should and shouldn't eat; an exercise guide to get your body moving without purchasing fancy equipment; and his thoughts on the value of various digital tools and apps.
He also addresses the role our emotions—especially depression and anxiety—play in heart disease, and stresses that it's time we stop ignoring the mind–body connection when it comes to our heart. By proactively living a heart-friendly lifestyle, says Whyte, you can mitigate your risk for years to come.
Attendees receive a complimentary copy of Whyte’s book Take Control of Your Heart Disease Risk (Harper Horizon).