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Keep your blood pres­sure be­low 130/80 hg/mm

Low-den­sity lipopro­tein (LDL or bad choles­terol) should be un­der 100 mg/dl

Keep your high-den­sity lipopro­tein (HDL or good choles­terol) over 45mg/dl for men and over 55 mg/dl for women

Keep triglyc­erides be­low 150 mg/dl

Quit smok­ing to halve your risk of heart at­tack

Eat a high-fi­bre diet with plenty of veg­eta­bles and fruit, whole grains, low-fat and fat-free prod­ucts, fish, pulses and legumes, and un­sat­u­rated oils such as mus­tard, olive, sun­flower, corn and rape seed

Get ac­tive. Ex­er­cise for at least 30 to 40 min­utes each day. Do a com­bi­na­tion of aer­o­bic ex­er­cises such as play­ing an out­door sport, run­ning, brisk walks (speed of at least 4km/hour), yoga and weight train­ing

Lose weight. Ex­tra weight means that the heart has to work harder to sup­ply blood to the body. A weight loss of 10% or more low­ers blood pres­sure and the lev­els of triglyc­erides in the blood

Al­ways take pre­scrip­tion medicines for risk fac­tors such as high blood pres­sure and high choles­terol.

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