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Live longer by Sally Brown, Infinite Ideas

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37. Get smart about your heart

Keeping your body’s powerhouse young, strong and healthy is easier than you think.

Why do so many of us have a completely fatalistic attitude towards heart disease? The truth is, heart attacks don’t strike at random.

Many people believe that a heart attack is something that comes completely out of the blue, but heart disease develops slowly over several years and is more likely to produce chronic and debilitating symptoms than a sudden death. But it does kill in the end – it’s the number one cause of premature death in both men and women in both the States and the UK, for example. But the truly shocking fact is that it’s entirely preventable in all but a tiny minority of cases, with some simple lifestyle changes. ...

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