CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

When you choose healthy behaviors, you can lower your heart disease risk while also preventing other serious chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer.

6 Strategies to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Learn Your Health History Know your risks and talk to your family and doctor about your health history.


Eat a Healthy DietMake healthy food choices like more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Eat less salt, saturated fat, and added sugar.


· Move More, Sit Less  –Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic  activity every week, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week.

·       Quit Smoking- Start your quit plan today! 

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  • Take Medicines as Directed-If you take medicine to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes, follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Always ask questions if you don’t understand something. Never stop taking your medicine without talking to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist

Rethink Your DrinkSubstitute water for sugary drinks to reduce calories. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.