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7 Steps for Better Heart Health

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February is American Heart Month, and while many efforts focus on Go Red For Women, heart health is important for everyone.

The American Heart Association recommends following Life’s Simple 7 steps for better heart health:

– Manage blood pressure to reduce the strain on your heart.

– Control cholesterol to avoid artery-clogging plaque.

– Reduce blood sugar that can damage your organs.

– Get active to increase your quality of life.

– Eat a heart-healthy diet.

– Lose weight to reduce burden on your heart and other organs.

– Stop smoking.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of Americans. Check your risk here.

– Lily Conrad, American Heart Association Tampa Bay

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