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January HealthLinks: Heart Health

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Can you walk your way to a healthier heart? What you need to know

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First, get the go-ahead from your doctor, and then lace up your sneakers and start walking. It’s one of the easiest ways to improve your health. Regular brisk walking can help strengthen your heart, lower your blood pressure, and improve your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Find out how to start walking regularly and stay motivated.

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Living with diabetes and lowering your heart attack risk

Diabetes raises your risk of heart disease. Managing diabetes and reducing your risk of a heart attack or stroke go hand in hand. By making a few changes in your daily routine—eating healthier, staying active, managing stress—you’ll take a big step toward controlling your diabetes and reducing your risk of heart disease. Look here for ideas about living with diabetes and improving your heart health too.

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It can be different for women—how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke

Most of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke-like smoking, diabetes, and high blood pressure—are the same for women and men. But things like pregnancy-related problems or medicines such as hormone therapy can raise a woman’s risk. Find out the unique risk factors for women and how to reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke at any age.

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10 ways to eat better for your heart health

Switching to a heart-healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to be perfect all the time, and you definitely don’t have to change everything you eat all at once. Make one or two little changes at a time—add servings of fruits and vegetables, eat more fish, and limit sodium. These small steps can make a big difference in your health. Find more tips to help you switch.

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Social Media Teasers

  • Grab your sneakers and start moving. Learn how walking regularly helps heart health and find ways to stay motivated. 
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  • Taking care of your diabetes also helps improve your heart health. Find out if you’re doing the right things to get twice the benefits.
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  • 6 things that raise the risk of heart attack for women and how to take charge of them. 
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  • A heart-healthy diet is good for everyone. Find ways to change your diet to help stop or reverse heart disease.
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