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.
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- You are what you eat! Eat nutritious, healthy food.
- 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
- Cutting down on dietary cholesterol consumption can help bring down blood
cholesterol. Egg white, and foods from plant sources do not have cholesterol.
- Read food labels. Look for the amount of saturated fat, total fat, cholesterol
and total calories per serving on the nutrition label.
- Stress can be harmful by raising blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and
making your heart beat faster. Relax, smile, don't get angry often.
- Bring down high blood pressure. You can do this by minimizing risk factors,
making lifestyle changes, or by taking medication if necessary.
- Stop smoking. Stub out that cigarette butt - Now!
- If you drink, do so in moderation. A limit of two drinks per day is good
for your heart.
- Fight the battle of the bulge! Obesity is bad. Stay slim and lean.
- If you are overweight, try and lose the excess.
- Don't try crash diets - instead opt for a slow, steady and sustained program
to lose weight.
- An active lifestyle is healthy. Exercise regularly.
- 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.
- It's never too late to begin. Start right now!
- Be consistent in your efforts. Exercise daily.
- A little bit each day adds up to huge benefits.
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