The heart beats more than 2,500,000,000 times over the average life&;and, despite great strides in medicine, prevention is still the best way to keep your heart running strong. If you want to help your heart&;and especially if you already have a cardiac diagnosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or a family history of heart disease&;Best Practices for a Healthy Heart is your complete guide to cardio care. For more than twenty years, award-winning, board-certified cardiologist Dr. Sarah Samaan has treated thousands of patients and tirelessly kept pace with the latest research&;and now, she condenses her best advice into 7 easy steps on how to:
&; Take charge of your &;numbers&;&;your weight, cholesterol, heart rate, and blood pressure
&; Make heart-smart choices about food, exercise, and stress
&; Work with your doctor to design the right treatment for you
&; Tell which supplements and alternative therapies really help
&; Avoid vices that will harm your heart&;and much more!
Put these best practices in action today, and you will decrease your risk of disease and dependence on medication, experience a wealth of positive &;side effects&; (from a smaller waistline to a happier outlook!), and soon be seven steps nearer to optimal heart health.