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Monthly heart health challenge: 7 things to prevent heart disease

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 20:05:03-04

There are seven things that you can do to prevent heart disease, and if you do all of them you can prevent 80 percent of heart disease. However, studies have shown that only one percent of people actually do all seven things. Can you be part of that one percent and do ALL of these seven things?

1.    Include physical activity in your life – 30 minutes a day

2.    Eat a healthy diet

3.    Do not smoke

4.    Control your blood pressure

5.    Manage your cholesterol

6.    Keep your glucose within recommended range

7.    Maintain a healthy weight