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Get "Heart-Fit" During American Heart Month

Get "heart-fit" during American Heart Month

February is American Heart Health one and experts are offering plenty of tips and tricks to keep your heart in tip-top shape.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for american men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives each year.

While many lifestyle choices and medical conditions can put you at risk for heart disease, the big three are high blood pressure, high ldl cholesterol, and smoking.

But, according to the CDC, small changes can make a big difference.

1. Always schedule regular visits with your doctor to talk about your heart health.

2. Daily exercise is a great way to keep your ticker healthy. If you aren't used to being active, start by taking 15 minute walks, and work up from there.

3. Focus on healthy eating habits like cooking at home and limiting the amount of sodium you consume.

4. And finally, kick the smoking habit for good! Getting rid of those cigarettes can greatly decrease your risk for heart disease and stroke.

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