Heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women. The American Heart Association has identified several of the major risk factors for heart disease. They are: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, being overweight, smoking, lack of exercise, diabetes, drinking too much alcohol, high stress and a family history of the disease. How many of these risk factors do you have? The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of developing the disease. The good news is you can control 8 out of the 9 risk factors through making simple lifestyle changes.