There are 4 simple things that have been proven to significantly reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
- Eating at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day
- Exercising at least 30 minutes every day
- Maintaining a healthy weight (BMI between 18.5 and 24.9)
- Not smoking
These four things are basic components of having a healthy lifestyle and are easy to do. In fact, starting these habits at any time can help improve your overall health. To hear more on this topic I highly recommend you listen to the Fitness Rocks podcast of an interview between Dr. Monte, the host of Fitness Rocks and Dr. Dana King. Dr. King authored a long-term study on the benefits of getting healthy in the middle years. But there is no reason to wait for the middle years to get healthy.