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Risk Factors for Heart Disease - VHL HealthSheet #84239_VA
Some risk factors for heart disease are beyond your control, but others, such as smoking or high blood pressure, you can do something about.
Your High Blood Pressure Risk Factors - VHL HealthSheet #83113_VA
Risk factors are things that make you more likely to have a disease or condition. Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure?
High Cholesterol: Assessing Your Risk - VHL HealthSheet #82062_VA
The higher your blood cholesterol, the greater your risk for heart attack or stroke. That’s why you need to know your cholesterol level.
Aerobic Activity for a Healthy Heart - VHL HealthSheet #82041_VA
Exercise is a lot more than an energy booster and a stress reliever. It also strengthens your heart muscle, lowers your blood pressure and blood cholesterol, and burns calories.
Physical Activity for a Healthier Heart - VHL HealthSheet #82084_VA
You may wonder how you can improve the health of your heart. If you’re thinking about exercise, you’re on the right track. You don’t need to become an athlete, but you do need a certain amount of brisk exercise.
Eating Heart-Healthy Food: Using the DASH Plan - VHL HealthSheet #84424_VA
Eating healthy for your heart doesn’t have to be hard or boring. You just need to know how to make healthier choices. That means eating mostly foods that are low in fat and high in fiber.
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Did You Know?

A diet high in soluble fiber helps limit the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from food. To boost your soluble fiber, include whole grains, fruit, and legumes in your meal plan. 

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