A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help lower your risk of heart attack. Avoid processed and high-fat foods as much as you can.
Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week.
If you smoke, quitting is the single most important thing you can do to improve your heart health.
If you have high blood pressure, work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan to lower your blood pressure.
Manage your blood sugar levels and work with your healthcare team to prevent complications, including heart attack.
Chronic stress can contribute to heart attack risk, so it's important to find healthy ways to manage stress, such as through relaxation techniques or exercise.
Lack of sleep can increase your risk of heart attack, so it's important to get enough sleep each night (usually 7-9 hours for adults).
Drink in moderation if you need to. For women, this means no more than one drink per day, and for men, it means no more than two drinks per day.
Vaccinations can protect you from certain infections that can increase your risk of heart attack.
Regular check-ups with your healthcare provider can help identify any potential heart attack risk factors.