7 steps to a healthier heart

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy

Here’s seven steps that can improve your heart health and save your life.  Experts say that simple lifestyle changes can prevent you from having a heart attack.  These seven steps include:

  1. Giving up smoking
  2. Maintaining a normal body mass index (BMI)
  3. Getting regular exercise
  4. Eating a healthy diet
  5. Controlling your cholesterol
  6. Controlling your blood pressure
  7. Controlling your blood sugar

These are all things you probably already know, but are you doing them?  The reality is most Americans are falling short.  In this study by the American Heart Association, only 29% of the U.S. had four or more ideal healthy factors.  The difference can literally save your life.  Just by meeting five or more of the healthy factors, you can decrease your chances of dying by 55%.

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