Live it Out
Here are 4 simple ways you can live heart-smart. And if you need some motivation, just remember: 80 percent of heart disease and stroke is preventable!
1) Eat Smart: Avoid foods with saturated fats and trans fats. Choose meat and poultry that is lean. Eat more fish. Cut down on salt. Include plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products in your diet.
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2) Unpack Those Extra Pounds: People who are overweight or obese have a higher risk for heart disease.
3) Get Off The Couch: Physical activity, whether it’s a brisk walk or mowing the lawn, strengthens your heart and improves circulation. Try to exercise 30 to 60 minutes a day, five days a week.
4) Say No To Tobacco: If you smoke, the single best way to prevent heart disease is to quit the habit.