How can I protect myself and my family?
You can greatly reduce your risk for CAD through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication.
- Make an appointment for an annual checkup and keep it.
- Tone up with regular exercise. Regular exercise helps you prevent or manage high blood pressure; lowers unhealthy cholesterol and raises healthy cholesterol; helps you manage your weight; strengthens your heart and lungs; and promotes better sleep.
- Know your numbers. Partner with your health care provider to manage your blood pressure, cholesterol and your hemoglobin A1c levels.
- Shake the habit by limiting processed foods that are high in sodium (salt).
- Kick butts. Don't smoke!
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