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Tip Sheet #1: Make Heart-Healthy Choices

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A healthy heart helps you live a good life.

To keep your heart healthy:

Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.

Cut down on fatty foods like french fries. Cut down on salt.

Stay at a healthy weight.


Get lots of exercise.

Go for a walk. Ride a bike. Do something active that you like. 

Aim for two and a half hours of exercise a week. 


If you smoke, STOP.

If you don’t smoke, don’t start.

Smoking is very bad for you.


Don’t drink too much alcohol.

Too much alcohol is bad for your heart.

Look for other ways to manage stress.


More things you can do to keep your heart healthy: 

o  Ask your doctor to give you a checkup.

o  Talk to your doctor about what you can do to stay healthy.

o  Talk to the people who support you about how they can help.


Make heart-healthy choices like:

o  Eat right.

o  Get plenty of exercise.

o  Don’t smoke.

o  Don’t drink too much alcohol.

o  Manage your stress.


Doing these things could save your life!

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Last updated on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 17:27