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Heart Disease Risks & Healthy Tips

The following factors put you at a higher risk for developing heart disease:

  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol or blood pressure
  • Inactive lifestyle

Since heart disease is preventable, today is a new opportunity to make better decisions! If any of these symptoms speak to you, start making healthy lifestyle changes and manage any existing medical conditions to greatly impact your heart health.

Here are a few heart-healthy tips:

  • Quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
  • Limit foods high in saturated and trans fats (ie. fatty meats, cheese, butter, fried foods)
  • Increase physical activity: 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise most days of the week
  • Reduce sodium: avoid processed foods and use salt-free seasonings