7 Steps to a healthier heart

You need a healthy heart to live and function properly, so you have to learn to treat your heart well. Here are 7 healthy habits that will help reduce your heart attack and stroke risk.

1) Live smoke-free: If you are a smoker, PLEASE QUIT

2) Monitor your blood pressure: Keep your blood pressure numbers below 120/80 mmHg

3) Maintain a healthy weight: Try to achieve a BMI (Body Mass Index) 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 blood glucose less than 100mg/dl

6) Exercise: Your heart is a muscle, and it gets stronger and healthier if you lead an active life. Even a casual stroll for 30 minutes a day can make a big difference

7) Eat a heart-healthy diet: Eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fish. Limit sodium, saturated fats and sugars

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