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Guidelines on Healthy Lifestyle: What You Need To Know

Guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology were released on November 12, 2013.

Follow A Healthy Lifestyle

  • A diet rich in in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and poultry, such as the Mediterranean diet
  • Avoiding saturated fat, sugar and salt
  • Cutting salt intake by at least 1,000 mg/day will help lower blood pressure
  • Regular physical activity for about 40 minutes, three to four times a week
  • Weight management
  • Complete smoking cessation