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Health Tip: Reducing Your Heart Disease Risk

If you have risk factors for heart disease, such as being overweight, eating unhealthy foods or being sedentary, take steps to lower your risk.

The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends:

  • Eat a healthy diet, consisting of lean proteins, vegetables, fruit and whole grains. Indulge occasionally in your favorite cravings.
  • If you’re overweight, set weight-loss goals. Even losing a small percentage of your body weight reduces your risk for heart disease.
  • Get more active. Go for walks, dance, do sit-ups or push-ups. You don’t have to join a gym to move more.
  • Do not use tobacco in any form.
  • Find healthy ways to control stress.
  • Take care of your teeth and gums, as there is a link between gum disease and heart disease.
  • You don’t have to make all of these changes at once. Achieve one goal at a time.

Source: HealthDay

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