Prevent a Heart Attack Exercise, Healthy Diet, Relieve Stress, Quit Smoking, Visit Your Doctor

Did you know that more than 1.25 million Americans have a heart attack each year? And, about 1 out of every 6 deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease – the biggest killer in America.

Although factors such as age and heredity cannot be fully overcome, medical specialists say there are 5 specific things you can do to substantially decrease your chances for a heart attack:

>Number One: is to establish a regular routine of physical activity, even moderate exercise five times a week is great. Speak with your doctor before beginning any workout routine.

Number Two: is to adhere to a heart healthy diet. Limit saturated and trans-fats, and include monosaturated fats like olive oil and fish oil. Antioxidants are great. Most importantly, don’t overeat.

Number Three: is to relieve the stress in your life. Sounds easy, but it sometimes takes extra effort to do important things like relax, sleep well and address the things in your life that are causing stress.

Number Four: is to visit your doctor regularly for physicals. This way, you can head off any potential problems early on, and you can actively seek advice for any medical issues you might need to address.

Number Five: and final thing you can do to reduce your risk for a heart attack is to stop smoking. Also, stay away from second-hand smoke, which can begin to decrease arterial function in as little as 30 minutes.

There you have it. Adhere to the five tips above, and you will be on your way to a healthier heart, and probably a longer life. For more helpful advice regarding your health and well-being, visit the health articles section of, where you will find helpful information that will improve your health and well-being.

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