Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, and costs the United States billions of dollars health care expenses, medications, and lost productivity. Fortunately, heart disease can often be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle and properly managing health conditions. Here is some simple self-care and prevention strategies that will help decrease the risk of heart disease.


  • Don’t be afraid of the doctor
    Visit your primary care physician regularly for wellness and preventative appointments.
  • Kick the bad habits
    Refrain from smoking, limit your alcohol intake, and cut back on unhealthy eating routines.
  • It’s all about maintenance
    By maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating a well-balanced and heathy diet, the risk of heart disease decreases. Not only does this lower the risk, you will feel better and be more energetic.
  • Don’t stress the small stuff
    With many stressors out there, try to manage your stress levels. Stress can increase factors that cause heart disease such as high blood pressure. So take a deep breath and try to determine if something is really worth stressing over.