Insider Heart Health: A Cardiologist’s Personal Heart Health Tips

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease causes 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States each year. That makes heart disease a major public-health issue – and a major personal matter, too.

 

Fortunately, there are many things we can all do to help keep our hearts healthy. Here are my top tips:

 

  1. Get moving! Your heart is a muscle and, like any other muscle, requires regular exercise. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intense aerobic activity per week.2
  2. Maintain a healthy weight. Carrying extra pounds strains your heart; staying within a healthy weight range can reduce that strain.
  3. Follow a heart-smart diet: Choosing a low-fat, low-sodium diet and consuming only the number of calories your body requires is one key to heart health.
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