Karen Ensle Ed.D., RD, FADA, CFCS
Family & Community Health Sciences Educator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
Helping your arteries to stay supple is the result of eating healthfully and getting enough exercise on a regular basis. Following a healthy lifestyle and controlling your blood pressure, keeping your blood sugar under control and body weight and BMI in a normal range helps the arteries stay supple and reduces your risk for heart attack and stroke. For optimal heart health, the American Heart Association recommends these “Life's 6 Simple Steps”:
Regardless of your age, following a healthy lifestyle including the above tips will help you to reduce your risk for heart disease. These six small steps will help you feel better and live longer.
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