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You have tremendous power to prevent heart disease—and you can start today. By learning your own personal risk factors and by making healthful lifestyle changes such as improving your diet or increasing your physical activity, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing heart-related problems. Even if you already have heart disease, you can take steps to lessen its severity. Use the many tools and resources in the sections listed below to find out how to lower your risk of heart disease.

Awareness of Women's Heart Disease

Risk Assessment

Learning About Heart Disease and Taking Action to Lower Risk

Tracking Healthy Choices

  • The Heart Truth Healthy Action Badges
    Become a part of The Heart Truth Healthy Action Community by pledging to take action to reduce your risk of heart disease and encouraging others to join you.

Healthy Weight

Heart Healthy Eating

Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Lowering Your Cholesterol

Increasing Your Physical Activity

Getting More Sleep

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Last Updated: January 22, 2013

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