Health Tip: Get Heart Healthy

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to improve your heart health, it may require a long-term commitment to changing your lifestyle.

The American Heart Association offers these heart-healthy suggestions:

  • Replace your bad habits with healthier habits.

  • Creating new habits takes time, possibly as long as 90 days.

  • Approach these changes as replacing bad habits, rather than as depriving yourself.

  • Create several small, short-term goals out of one big one.

  • Be accountable to a friend you trust.

  • Let yourself indulge every once in a while.

  • Replace TV with daily exercise.

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