7 steps to be a star in heart health, from the Harvard Heart Letter

Want to be an American Ideal? You can star in this reality production (also known as daily life) by following the seven steps the American Heart Association (AHA) uses to define "ideal heart health." Making all seven part of your life can help you protect yourself from heart disease or stroke. But even following just one or two of the steps significantly reduces the chances of having heart disease, reports the April 2010 issue of the Harvard Heart Letter.

You qualify as someone with ideal heart health if you have not been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and

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