Experts offer advice to help prevent heart disease

As part of American Heart Month, health experts are offering advice to help prevent heart disease.



Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives each year.



While many lifestyle choices and medical conditions can put you at risk for heart disease, the big three are high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking.



Experts say small changes can make a big difference in preventing heart disease.



They say always schedule regular visits with doctor to talk about heart health.



Daily exercise is also a great way to keep your heart healthy. For those who aren't used to being active, start by taking 15-minute walks and work up from there.



Experts say people should also focus on healthy eating habits, like cooking at home and limiting sodium.



Also, getting rid of cigarettes can greatly decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke.



 


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