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Healthy Lifestyle

Better lifestyle habits can help you reduce your risk for heart attack. Learn what you can do to help prevent heart disease and stroke.

imageYou Are What You Eat
Better food habits can help you reduce your risk for heart attack. A healthful eating plan means choosing the right foods to eat and preparing foods in a healthy way. more
It's Not Just a Man's Disease
Heart disease is far and away the leading cause of death of American women, but you can do a lot to help protect yourself from it. Read this section for some important advice. more
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imageExercise & Fitness
Swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, dancing, walking and dozens of other activities can help your heart. Whether it is included in a structured exercise program or just part of your daily routine, all physical activity adds up to a healthier heart. more
Managing Your Lifestyle
We can help you manage your lifestyle to reduce your risk for heart attack. Eat a healthy diet, take your medicine exactly as prescribed and follow the recommendations of your team of healthcare professionals. more
imageCholesterol Low Down
To urge Americans to reduce their risk for heart disease, the American Heart Association introduces "Taking It Personally," as part of the Cholesterol Low Down national education campaign. more


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