Glad to hear that you are so interested and motivated to improve and maintain your weight. The best thing to do for personalized advice is to speak with your doctors
">doctor. While a strong family history of heart disease is certainly a risk factor for heart disease yourself, it is certainly not the only factor that determines what your heart health will be. As doctors and health care professionals that treat heart conditions, we talk about modifiable risk factors and those that are not. Examples of those that are not modifiable include both your family history and your age. Obviously, older age is a risk factor for heart disease as well. Many things are able to be modified, however, and your diet, overall health, and your activity levels are some examples of this. Additionally, if you are smoking, this has been found to be very damaging to your heart as well as other organs, and it is recommended that you stop. For information specific to yourself, you should speak with your doctor. There are online tools available that can help you to measure your specific risk, and can help you to learn what things you are able to adjust to help decrease your risk. However, please speak with your doctor.