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heart health

Heart health is a wide category that encompasses all conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels.*

Many risk factors are associated with cardiovascular disease, most of which can be managed with proper diet and nutrition. Here are a few wellness tips that may help keep your ticker fit:

  • Get regular physical activity. Studies have shown that just 30 minutes of daily exercise can help reduce high blood pressure.
  • Eat a healthy diet. This includes eating plenty of fruits and vegetables; getting essential fatty acids from nuts, avocados, olive oil, nut butters, and wild cold-water fish; and taking supplements to complement where your diet may be lacking.
  • Don’t smoke. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do to help your heart.

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The information presented by Healthnotes is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2018.