Small steps like walking regularly can reduce risk of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of men and women. Almost 80 percent of heart disease is preventable. There are daily things we all can do that can make a big difference in our effort to keep our hearts healthy and even true for life after a heart attack.
A sedentary lifestyle may increase risk of heart attack almost as much as smoking does, recent studies show. Each day, make an effort to get up from your desk to go talk to a colleague instead of sending an email, or walk around the house as you are talking on the phone.
Moving even 10 minutes a day for someone who’s been sedentary may reduce the risk for heart disease by 50 percent.
There’s a saying that heart disease is what nature gives you for breaking its rules. But you have a second chance:
Healthy lifestyle habits can help you reduce a majority of your risks for heart attack.