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Check the steps you will take for a healthy heart:

_____ Learn about the risk factors for heart disease.

_____ Eat heart healthy foods.

_____ Be physically active on most days of the week.

_____ Learn the symptoms of a heart attack.

_____ Have your blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose (blood sugar) checked.

_____ Have your weight and waist measured.

_____ Ask your family and your doctor for help to change your health habits. If your community has promotores, seek their support.

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Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6351
June 2008

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