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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Protect Your Heart With Exercise

Women who walk or otherwise exercise each day have fewer heart attacks and strokes, lower blood pressure, and higher levels of healthy HDL cholesterol. The benefits of being active add up fast. In as little as 90 days, doctors can actually measure the age-reducing effects of regular exercise. Heart-Healthy Tip: When it comes to walking and heart health, speed and frequency count. Yes, strolling is better than sitting, but you get the most benefits if you pick up the pace — ideally, for 30 minutes most days.