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4 Important Steps For a Dramatically Lower Risk of Heart Disease

If you are 45 years old and have yet to consider the possibility of heart disease, maybe it is time that you do. We are so vulnerable to heart disease at this age that it is worth a serious look at to see if there is something that we can do to prevent it. No matter how old you are, it is never too late, or too soon to make changes for the better. Here are a few things you need to consider if you want to increase your chances of staying alive.

* Do you smoke?
* Are you overweight?
* Do you eat fish every week?
* Do you eat fruits and vegetables daily?

You Are Kidding, Right?

Do you still smoke? This is the most important issue that you will need to address. With all of the information that you have, it is hard to believe that you are still smoking. It is killing you. You know this by now because the experts have been harping on it for years. The fact remains, however, that millions of people, millions… have died needlessly when all they had to do was to quit smoking cigarettes. If you have lost a loved one, you know what we mean. If you have not, try this. Think about the person that you love the most in the world. Picture that person in your mind, smiling at you. Remember something good that happened between the two of you, like a picnic, and now think how they would feel if you dropped dead. Can you imagine how hurt they would be if you died from lung or heart disease and left them because you would rather smoke and break their heart than you would continue to live and love?

It Is A Piece Of Cake

If you are overweight and enjoy it, well… more power to you. I am willing to bet, however, that you do not. With all of the resources at our disposal, it is much easier to lose weight in today’s world than it has ever been before. There are literally dozens upon dozens of weight loss programs on the Internet that really work and many of them are free. If you are overweight and are unhappy about it, isn’t it time that you did something about it?

It is Totally Worth It

Many people do not realize how healthy fish, and in particular oily fish, really are when it comes to your overall health. If sardines are not you cup of tea, try herring. Many people like salmon and that is a great choice. If not, and you just do not like fish, how about a nice substitute, like walnuts? They have the same beneficial omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids that fish have and there are other choices as well. We are only speaking about two servings a week, after all. A little education never hurt anyone. Learn more about basic health with HIPAA Training or cruise the internet for some cool knowledge!

You Know You Love It

Fresh fruits and vegetables five times a day do amazing things for you. Would you believe me if I told you that eating fruit and vegetables five times daily would dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease? That is not all. It actually lowers the risk of diabetes and stroke! There is news that is even more amazing. Eating five servings of fruit and vegetables lowers your chances of cancers of the colon, lung, pancreas, and stomach. What more could you ask for? Can you imagine having to eat something that is delicious five times a day for a great shot at not dying a horrible and pain filled death at an early age?

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