8 Heart-Healthy Habits for Women

Heart disease and heart attacks aren't just for men. Follow these healthy habits to keep your cholesterol, blood pressure, and disease risk low.

8 Heart-Healthy Habits for Women

Learn about women's risk of heart disease. Discover right must-do, heart-healthy habits that can lower your risk of heart disease, heart att, ck and stroke, as well as prevent heart-related risk factors, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
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Get a Good Night's Sleep

Trading in ZZZs to catch your favorite TV show or finish that work report triples your risk of biochemistry shifts that encourage heart disease. (Does it still sound worth it?) What's more, shortening your snooze time encourages you to overeat and throws off your body's sensitivity to insulin. That affects your heart and arteries — and raises your risk of type 2 diabetes. Heart-Healthy Tip: Slide into bed earlier and avoid habits that are likely to cause sleep problems, such as afternoon caffeine, before-bed stress (paying bills, working) and a too-warm or too-bright bedroom.