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You can reduce the risk of heart disease with healthy habits.

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"I've heard anyone can get heart disease—what can I do to prevent it?"

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States—for both men and women. People of all ages and backgrounds can get the condition.

  • High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease.

  • Take a brisk 10-minute walk, three times a day, five days a week.

  • Eat more fiber! Fiber can be found in whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, fruits, and vegetables.

Try This

Make one healthy swap this week to get more fiber into your diet, like switching from white rice to brown rice.

Eat for a Healthy Heart

Healthy food can taste great and help prevent heart disease. Watch this video to learn more.