7 Steps to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

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Did you know that Heart Disease is the #1 killer in the United States?

Did you know that 80% of heart disease and stroke (#4 killer)?  The other 20% is genetic.

7 Steps to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

1. Get Active! 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day

2. Control Cholesterol! Exercise & healthy eating helps.

3. Eat Healthier! Choose whole grains, healthy fats (monosaturated & polyunsaturated), eat atleast 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

4. Don’t Smoke/Quit Smoking! Smoking increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, increases your chances of a blood clot, decreases your ability to exercise & decreases your good cholesterol (HDL).

5. Control Blood Pressure!

6. Lose Weight!

7. Reduce Blood Sugar!

**Be sure to see your healthcare provider before starting any workout routine, to get your cholesterol, blood pressure & blood sugar checked!

Source: heart.org