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Prevention Index

One of the most powerful ways to improve cardiovascular health is through positive lifestyle choices. These include not smoking, being physically active, and eating a healthful diet, among other things. These changes can be difficult to make—and even more difficult to stick with. The articles here can help you adapt behaviors that will feel good to you and to your heart.


  • Avoid Smoking
  • Be Physically Active
  • Eat Healthfully
  • Maintain a Healthful Weight
  • Manage Stress
  • Attend to Other Risk Factors
  • Get Regular Medical Check-ups
  • Take Medications, as Advised by Your Doctor

Be Physically Active

Eat Healthfully