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Reduce your risk of heart attack by almost 70 percent

April 29, 2015

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QUIT SMOKING—The number one way for men to lower their risk of heart attack is by not smoking. Men who smoke have a whopping 36 percent higher risk of heart attack.

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STAY ACTIVE— Find a way to be physically active for 30 minutes a day. Whether you go for a walk or spend the afternoon working in the yard, being consistently active on a daily basis is key.

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REDUCE BELLY FAT—Carrying extra weight around the midsection is a characteristic of men who suffer heart attacks. A waist size of 38 inches or less is associated with fewer heart attacks.

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EAT A BALANCED DIET—Men who maintain a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, reduced-fat dairy products, and whole grains have a significantly lower risk of heart attack.

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