Stay fit and strong with these 8 lifestyle changes
that will help prevent or control all the major risk factors for heart disease – the number 1 cause of death in the U.S.
Move More Exercise 30 minutes or more every day – walking, swimming, biking – anything you enjoy!
Stop Smoking If you smoke, even casually, QUIT.
Focus On You Manage and prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and obesity through proper nutrition, exercise and medication.
Limit Alcohol Limit yourself to one drink a day.
Relax More Learn healthy ways to cope with stress – yoga, meditation, time with a beloved pet, talking with friends and therapy.
Eat The Rainbow Consume healthy foods naturally rich in nutrients and vitamins like green leafy vegetables, fresh berries and fruits, fish, lean meats and whole grains. Aim to eat a wider variety of ‘color’ in your foods.
Stop The Salt Prepare foods with little or no salt.
Keep Sweet In Your Love Life, Not In Your Food Read labels and minimize the amount of sugar you consume in beverages and prepared foods.