4 Heart-Healthy Tips

Heart health is no laughing matter. According to a study by Bayer Aspirin, cardiovascular disease accounts for more deaths in the U.S. than cancer, diabetes or accidents. What can you do to stay healthy? Start by taking these 4 activities to heart and live, love and laugh longer!

1. Exercise – Any physical activity, such as walking your dog, for at least 30 minutes each day can help to strengthen your heart.

2. Reduce Stress – Avoid stressful situations by finding a balance in your home/work lifestyle. Meditation and laughter also help to reduce tension.

3. Reduce Alcohol Intake – Most females should limit themselves to one drink per day. More than two drinks can be harmful.

4. Keep Aspirin on Hand – In the event of a heart attack, call 911, then take one regular-strength aspirin to decrease the damaging effects and reduce the risk of death.