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Men's Health Minute : Heart

Heart disease and stroke account for more than one-third of all deaths in the U.S.

Add to that the number of people living with disability or illness from cardiovascular disease, and you will realize that every family is touched. The question is if YOU are willing to make changes in your life so that you can avoid the pain, heartache and disabling effects of cardiovascular disease. Do you know your blood pressure and cholesterol levels? Are they well controlled? This is a great place to start with your doctor. Reducing your blood pressure can substantially reduce your risk of stroke. If you smoke, stop. It’s the number-one risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Strive for 30 minutes of exercise five days a week. Increase your level of activity and minimize couch time. Exercise has great protective effects on the heart. Eat a diet low in fat and cholesterol, and watch your salt intake, avoiding processed or fast food. Making these

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