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Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies, 3rd Edition by James M. Rippe

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Chapter 5

Embracing a Healthy Diet and Active Lifestyle

In This Chapter

arrow Eating right while eating well

arrow Adopting simple nutrition principles for heart health and overall health

arrow Understanding why physical activity is important to heart health

arrow Planning your own physical activity program

What’s the secret to keeping your heart healthy for life? Even if you already have risks for and/or manifestations of heart disease? Given the facts on heart disease I present in the previous two chapters, you may expect a complex response to these questions. But the basics for achieving heart health are really simple: Eat a heart-healthy diet and stay physically active. These two lifestyle practices are the foundation for heart health and overall health. Achieving both is easier and more fun than you might think. This chapter outlines simple, but proven, strategies you can adapt to your needs and goals.

Making Nutrition Work for You

As far as your heart goes, you are what you eat. Sound nutrition is critically important in maintaining and fostering heart health. The word nutrition grows out of an ancient ...

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