Follow these steps for heart health

The American Heart Association (AHA) has been at the forefront of providing evidence-based information and best practices to improve the cardiovascular health of the US population.

To address this goal, the AHA first (in 2010) developed a recipe for health called Life’s Simple 7 – the seven most important predictors of heart health and a path to achieving ideal cardiovascular health.

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Simple 7 includes four modifiable behaviors (smoking, healthy weight, healthy eating, and physical activity) and three biometric measures (blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar).

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Life is simple 7

A summary of these original seven steps on the AHA website is as follows:

Stop Stockon: Smokers have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing for your health.

Eat better: A healthy diet is one of your best tools for fighting cardiovascular disease. Eating a heart-healthy diet will increase your chances of feeling good and staying healthy for life!

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