Maintaining a healthy heart is an important part of supporting your overall well-being. Beating 2.5 BILLION times over the course of an average life, your heart is quite literally the “power station” of your entire body and should be treated with care. Read these six tips to learn how little changes to your diet, exercise habits and lifestyle choices can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease.
|Eat Heart Smart||Get Active||All In Moderation|
|Filling your plate with healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains is the best way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Try to avoid foods with saturated fats and added sugars.||Studies consistently show that people who get regular intervals of exercise are far less likely to be at risk for a major cardiac event. Try incorporating 30 minutes of movement into your daily routine!||Drinking too much alcohol and caffeine can cause damage to heart muscle, increase blood pressure and cause abnormal heart rhythms. Moderation is the key, so balance any intake with H2O!|
|Be Smoke-Free||Rest as Remedy||Stop the Stress|
|Even if you’ve smoked for many years, quitting today can significantly reduce your chance of having a major cardiac event or stroke. Seek out help to quit, and tell those cigarettes to “butt out!”||A good night’s sleep is nearly as important for your heart as a healthy diet and regular exercise. Lower your risk of high blood pressure and cardiac disease by getting at least six to eight hours of restful sleep every night.||High levels of stress have been associated with inflammation and high blood pressure, both risk factors for heart disease. Practicing techniques like yoga or meditation can help you keep your emotional and heart health on track!|
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