Heart disease is preventable with healthy choices, such as maintaining a healthy weight, getting moderate-intensity physical activity, and regular checkups.
Get The Facts.
- Heart disease kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.
- Heart attacks affect more people every year than the population of Dallas, Texas.
- 83% believe that heart attacks can be prevented but aren’t motivated to do anything.
- 72% of Americans don’t consider themselves at risk for heart disease.
- And 58% put no effort into improving their heart health.
- Quit Smoking. No matter how old you are, you will decrease your heart attack risk, stroke, and many other health problems.
- Eat Healthy Foods. Eating healthy is one of the best things you can do to prevent and control many heart diseases.
- Be Active. Improving your fitness is beneficial for your heart and blood vessels, as well as the rest of your body.
- Maintain a Healthy Weight. Staying at a healthy weight is also part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Heart Healthy Diet
- Eat more fresh foods, like fruits and vegetables.
- Buy plenty of spinach and broccoli.
- Watch your sodium intake.
- Eat whole grains likes oats, whole wheat pasta and bread, and brown rice.
- Choose healthy fats like olive, sunflower, and canola oils.
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Our health information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Please be advised that this information is made available to assist the public to learn more about their health. Community Health Net providers may not see and/or treat all topics found herein.
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