7 Ways To A Healthier Heart

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. Over 600,000 peoplee die of heart disease each year. That means 1 in 4 people are afflicted by the disease. Here are 7 ways to beat those statistics and promote heart health:

1. Live Smoke-Free: If you smoke, now is a great time to quit!

2. Monitor Your Blood Pressure: Numbers should be below 120/80 mm Hg.

3. Maintain a Healthy Weight: Target a total body mass index (BMI) of less than 25.

4. Watch Your Cholesterol: Strive for a total cholesterol of less than 200 mg/dL

5. Control Your Blood Sugar: Aim for a fasting glucose blood level of less than 100 mg/dL

6. Get Active: Light activity of 150 minutes per week

7. Eat a Heart-Healthy Diet: Make vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fish mealtime staples. Limit sodium, saturated fat and added sugars.

*This is just should be used as informative suggestions. A doctor always knows best.


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