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Prevent a Heart Attack By Doing These 7 Things

By    |   Monday, 27 Jun 2016 04:07 PM

It is never too late to make changes in your lifestyle to prevent a heart attack. Even if you already have heart disease, these seven tips can help you live a longer, healthier life.

1. Find time and effective ways to relax. WebMD says unchecked emotions like anger and hostility lead to stress, which contributes to poor heart health. Whether it is yoga, meditation, or listening to your favorite music after work, find what works for you.

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2. Take a magnesium supplement. According to Dr. Steven Sinatra, a highly respected integrative cardiologist, magnesium is one of the most important nutrients for heart health. A magnesium deficiency, very common in the United States, makes high blood pressure worse and leads to higher risk of heart attack.

3. Quit smoking. If you want to help prevent a heart attack, you must not continue this dangerous habit. The Mayo Clinic warns against exposure to secondhand smoke, too. If you have not been successful quitting smoking on your own, discuss successful treatment methods with your doctor.

4. Control your blood sugar. People who are pre-diabetic won’t necessarily feel sick. WebMD says even people who are not diabetic can have high blood sugar, which damages arteries. Lowering blood sugar can help prevent heart attack and stroke.

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5. Get plenty of exercise. WebMD advises patients to find activities that you enjoy and can do consistently because staying active is one of the most effective ways to prevent a heart attack and improve your overall health.

6. Make changes in your diet to prevent a heart attack. Mayo Clinic recommends eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit and keeping an eye on added salt. Eating a wide variety of produce ensures you will get all of the important nutrients for your heart.

7. Improve your social networks. Research has shown that social support lowers the risk of heart disease, says WebMD. Engage in social activity, keep in touch with old friends, and make new connections to keep your hearth healthy.

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