American Heart Month
When you choose healthy behaviors, you can lower your heart disease risk while also preventing other serious chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer.
1. Learn Your Health History
Know your risks and talk to your family
and doctor about your health history.
2. Eat a Healthy Diet
Make healthy food choices like
more fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, lean meats, and low-fat
dairy products. Eat less salt,
saturated fat, and added sugar.
3. Move More, Sit Less
Get at least 150 minutes of
activity every week, plus
at least 2 days a week.
4. Quit Smoking
Start your quit plan today!
Take the first step and call
1-800-QUIT-NOW for FREE support.
5. Take Medicines as Directed
If you take medicine to treat high cholesterol,
high blood pressure, or diabetes, follow your
doctor’s instructions carefully. Always ask
questions if you don’t understand something.
Never stop taking your medicine without
talking to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.