Maintaining a healthy diet is a critical part of having a healthy heart. But our on-the-go lifestyles can make healthy eating a challenge. Many of us eat what is easiest rather than what is healthiest more often than we'd like.
Regular exercise can improve your heart function, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower your risk of heart disease. Exercise can also improve your strength and endurance and your body's ability to burn fat.
Maintaining a healthy weight is good for your self image and your outlook on life. And it's very good for your heart. If you're carrying extra weight, particularly around your waist, you are putting your health at risk.
The connection between our mind and our body is a critical component of heart health. We have provided information on managing stress and depression to help you lead a heart-healthier and more fulfilling life.
Smoking affects not only your lungs but your heart - did you know that it significantly increases your risk of heart disease? Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health right now and in the future.