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Simple Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack, Say Doctors

Dr. Malik, medical director of UC Irvine's Preventive Cardiology Program, says, "Know your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar numbers.

Know your BP, cholesterol, and  Blood sugar

Mayo Clinic: "Quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco to help your heart. Avoid secondhand smoke even if you don't smoke.

Don't Smoke

Mayo Clinic: "Insufficient sleep increases the risk of obesity, hypertension, heart attack, diabetes, and depression. Most adults need seven hours of sleep. 

Get Good Quality Sleep

The Mayo Clinic says managing stress can improve overall health and lower heart attack risk. "Some people handle stress by overeating, drinking, or smoking.

Manage Stress

A healthy lifestyle reduces heart attack risk. AHA says, "In America, both adults and children are obese. Fad diets and supplements don't work.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Clean eating feels good and prevents major health issues. AHA: "A healthy diet helps fight heart disease. Diet can affect cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Eat a Well-Balanced Diet

Our busy lives and schedules make it hard to exercise. Daily exercise can save lives. The Mayo Clinic says daily exercise lowers heart disease risk.

Squeeze in Your Daily Exercise

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