Education & Prevention
How to Prevent Heart Disease
While nothing guarantees that you don't develop heart disease, you can do several things to reduce your risk and stay healthy.
Exercise improves your heart's pumping efficiency, benefits circulation and increases overall strength and endurance.
According to the latest joint American Heart Association/American College of Sports Medicine guidelines on physical activity, all healthy adults ages 18-65 should get least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity five days a week. You can also break up those 30 minutes into three 10-minute sessions.
Diet and exercise should help you lower and maintain your weight.
Family history of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, heart attack, obesity or diabetes increases your risk.
People who experience constant stress are more prone to cardiovascular disease. If you cannot avoid stressful situations, learn how to respond in a way that is not stressful for you.
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