Smart Heart Action Kit


Could you use an additional 10 years of quality life? Reduce your risks of heart disease and stroke and you could add as much as a decade to your life, says the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

While you have little control over risks associated with gender, age or heredity, you do have the power to make healthy lifestyle decisions. Follow these 10 essential steps to help yourself stay heart-strong.

* Don’t smoke

* Exercise

* Stay slim

* Stress less

* Control your cholesterol

* Watch your blood pressure

* Get your vitamins

* Treat depression

* See your physician regularly

* Consider hormone replacement therapy (Male or Female)