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Reduce your risk of heart attack by almost 70 percent

April 29, 2015


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.


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.


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.


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.