Quit smokingQuit smoking. It may be the best thing you can do to
prevent heart disease. You can start lowering your risk right away by quitting smoking. Also,
avoid secondhand smoke.
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Exercise. Being active is good for your heart and blood vessels, as well as the rest of your body. Being active helps lower your risk of health problems. And it helps you feel good. Try to exercise for at least 30
minutes on most, if not all, days of the week. Talk to your doctor before
starting an exercise program.
Reach and stay at a healthy weight. A healthy weight is a weight that lowers your risk for health problems including heart disease. Eating heart-healthy foods and being active can help you manage your weight and lower your risk.
aspirin might lower your chances of having a heart attack. Talk with your doctor before taking aspirin every day. To see if aspirin is right for you, you and your doctor will balance the benefits and the risks of taking a daily aspirin.
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