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7 Steps for Better Heart Health


February is American Heart Month, and while many efforts focus on Go Red For Women, heart health is important for everyone.

The American Heart Association recommends following Life’s Simple 7 steps for better heart health:

– Manage blood pressure to reduce the strain on your heart.

– Control cholesterol to avoid artery-clogging plaque.

– Reduce blood sugar that can damage your organs.

– Get active to increase your quality of life.

– Eat a heart-healthy diet.

– Lose weight to reduce burden on your heart and other organs.

– Stop smoking.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of Americans. Check your risk here.

– Lily Conrad, American Heart Association Tampa Bay

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