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Health Tip: Follow the 'Simple 7' For a Healthier Heart

Seven habits to protect against heart disease

(HealthDay News) -- For a healthier heart, follow these seven simple rules, courtesy of the American Heart Association:

  1. Maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  2. Keep cholesterol levels under control.
  3. Lower blood sugar levels.
  4. Get daily exercise.
  5. Eat a healthy diet.
  6. Lose excess weight.
  7. Quit smoking.

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