Tips for a Healthier Heart

There are many things that you can do to decrease your risk of heart disease. You don't need to run marathons or adopt the diet of a Tibetan monk to feel better and live healthier. In this section we have gathered together a number of articles and documents that give you the information that you need to understand why certain changes are desirable, and how you might accomplish such change while fitting it into your everyday life.

There are individuals who are ready and willing to make radical changes - especially after a life-changing event such as a heart attack. For many, changing lifelong dietary and physical activity patterns needs to be done more gradually and with help. You need to understand the value of changing certain behaviors in preventing disease, and you also need assistance in making those changes. Here you will find that help.

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Please see your primary care physician and/or cardiologist before making any significant changes in your behavior or diet.