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6 Simple Steps for Good Heart Health

Simple Steps for Gvvd Heart Health Л 1. Stop Smoking Smoking increases heart disease risk 2-4x 2014 Secondhand smoke Risk drops after 1 year of being smoke-free ups risk 25-30% 2. Exercise Regularly Get 30-60 minutes most days You can break up time into mini sessions All physical activity counts 3. Eat a Healthy Diet Get plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables Stick to lean proteins Avoid saturated fats 4. Reduce Stress Stress strains the heart Stress can encourage smoking, drinking, and overeating Try yoga, meditation, and exercise 5. Maintain a Excess weight makes the heart work Healthy Weight harder 10% Losing just 10% of body weight can help BMI of 25+ is dangerous 6. Get Regular Check-Ups Have cholesterol and blood pressure checked Get screened for type 2 diabetes Manage chronic medical conditions Sources: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-dis- ease/in-depth/heart-disease-prevention/art-20046502 http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-dis- ease/in-depth/heart-healthy-diet/art-20047702 http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/heart_disease/ http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/StressManage- ment/HowDoesStressAffectYou/How-Does-Stress-Affect-You_UCM_307985_Article.jsp Provided By: CARDIAC SOLUTIONS www.phoenix-cardiology.com

6 Simple Steps for Good Heart Health

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Too much stress strains the heart. It can also encourage bad behavior like smoking, drinking, and overeating. Learn more about improving heart health in this infographic to start changing bad habits a...

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