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Some Details About Preventive Heart Health

Preventive heart health involves taking steps to maintain a healthy heart and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Here are some details about preventive heart health: Risk Factors: 1. Age (45+ for men, 55+ for women) 2. Gender (men are at greater risk, but women are at risk after menopause) 3. Family history 4. Smoking 5. High blood pressure 6. High cholesterol 7. Diabetes 8. Obesity 9. Lack of exercise 10. Unhealthy diet Prevention Strategies: 1. Healthy Diet: Eat a heart-healthy diet low in saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugars. Focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. 2. Regular Exercise: Engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination of both each week. 3. Maintain a Healthy Weight: If you're overweight or obese, losing weight can help lower your risk of heart disease. 4. Don't Smoke: Smoking is a significant risk factor fo