Heart disease is deadly, but it can be prevented. Everyday lifestyle choices make a huge impact on beating heart disease. The great news is that with the right changes, it's possible to reverse some of the effects of heart disease!
Smoking constricts blood vessels in the brain, putting you at a higher risk for stroke.
High cholesterol builds up inside the walls of arteries, clogging them and constricting blood flow.
High stress and/or a sedentary lifestyle
Prevention We've heard it before, but that's because it's true: Diet and exercise can make an enormous difference in your health. According to fitness expert Bob Greene, 38 percent of American adults do not engage in any physical activity. Just a few minutes each day can lead to improved health. Because exercise dilates blood vessels, it makes the heart work less...and that's reason enough to get your whole body working!
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, June 19, 2013