Lifestyle Changes to prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death in the United States. One reason these statistics are fact is undeniably a lack of commitment to a heart-healthy lifestyle. Your lifestyle is not only your best defense against heart disease and stroke, it’s also your responsibility. A heart-healthy lifestyle includes the ideas listed below. By following these simply steps you can reduce all the modifiable risk factors for heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
• Stop smoking

• Choose good nutrition

• Reduce blood cholesterol

• Be physically active every day

• Aim for a healthy weight

• Manage diabetes

• Reduce stress

• Limit alcohol


SOURCE: American Heart Association, Prevention & Treatment of Heart Attack-Lifestyle Changes. Retrieved on February 18, 2014, from,

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