Preventing Heart Disease

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Earlier this month I wrote about women and heart disease.  It’s not just a “guy thing.” But I want to encourage everyone to take care of their heart.

These are a few ways to help prevent heart disease:

1. Eat a heart-healthy diet low in fat, cholesterol and salt and rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products.

2. Have regular screenings for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. If you have any of these work with your health care provider to control them.

3. Control your weight.

4. Manage stress. Slow down, learn and practice relaxation or meditation techniques to help deal with the pressures of life.

5. Quit smoking or better yet don’t start.

More information on how you can prevent heart disease:
5 medication-free strategies to help prevent heart disease

Heart Disease:  Tips for Prevention

Prevention:  What You Can Do

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