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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

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Protect Against Heart Disease

Contact the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention

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!

To learn more about cardiovascular disease, its risk factors and how you can reduce your risk visit the websites listed below: