LIVE SMOKE FREE.
If you smoke, QUIT!
MONITOR YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.
Keep your numbers below 120/80 mm Hg.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT.
Target a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 25.
WATCH YOUR CHOLESTEROL.
Strive for a total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL.
CONTROL YOUR BLOOD SUGAR.
Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL.
Log 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity – like brisk walking per week (or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity..
EAT A HEART HEALTHY DIET.
Make vegetables and fruits, whole grains and fish mealtime staples. Limit the consumption of sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.