Fours Ways to reduce your risk of Heart Disease:
Modify your diet to reduce cholesterol
Consider a more plant based diet that include nuts, plant-based proteins, soluble fibre, and plant sterols.
Make exercise part of your daily routine
Include some form of fitness into your everyday routine (walking, yoga, strength training etc.)
Be aware of hidden heart risks in your medicine cabinet
NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attack, with the level of risk tied to the type of NSAID, how much is taken, and for how long. This doesn’t mean you should stop taking them altogether, but understanding their risk is important when assessing whether they are needed.
Lower your salt intake
Salt is a major source of dietary sodium and consuming too much sodium increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, and in particular, high blood pressure.
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