4. Learn to relax.
Constant anger and stress can damage your heart.
Try these suggestions to better cope with life’s pressures:
- Try to be positive instead of negative in your outlook on life.
- Take 15 to 20 minutes a day to sit quietly and breathe deeply.
- Take time for yourself each day. Read a book, listen to music, or enjoy a hobby.
5. Monitor your health.
Take charge when it comes to your heart’s health. To do so, work with your health care provider to reduce your heart disease risk by following up with him or her for treatment for high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.