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How to Prevent Heart Disease
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Wouldn't you love to live for a hundred years? It really isn't hard if you stay heart-healthy. Here are some commonsense tips.

Difficulty Level: Easy    Time Required: 30 min d


Here's How:
  1. You are what you eat! Eat nutritious, healthy food.
  2. Choose foods low in saturated fat. Make sure you include servings of fruit, vegetables and whole grains which are rich in starch and fiber, but low in fat.
  3. Cutting down on dietary cholesterol consumption can help bring down blood cholesterol. Egg white, and foods from plant sources do not have cholesterol.
  4. Read food labels. Look for the amount of saturated fat, total fat, cholesterol and total calories per serving on the nutrition label.
  5. Stress can be harmful by raising blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and making your heart beat faster. Relax, smile, don't get angry often.
  6. Bring down high blood pressure. You can do this by minimizing risk factors, making lifestyle changes, or by taking medication if necessary.
  7. Stop smoking. Stub out that cigarette butt - Now!
  8. If you drink, do so in moderation. A limit of two drinks per day is good for your heart.
  9. Fight the battle of the bulge! Obesity is bad. Stay slim and lean.
  10. If you are overweight, try and lose the excess.
  11. Don't try crash diets - instead opt for a slow, steady and sustained program to lose weight.
  12. An active lifestyle is healthy. Exercise regularly.
  13. Try and incorporate a higher activity level into daily activities like taking a walk, riding a bike to the supermarket, climbing stairs instead of using the elevator and playing sports like badminton and basketball.


Tips:

  1. It's never too late to begin. Start right now!
  2. Be consistent in your efforts. Exercise daily.
  3. A little bit each day adds up to huge benefits.

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