8 Bad Habits That Put Your Heart at Risk

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Heart disease claims more than one million lives per year, making it the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. This year, more than 920,000 American will have a heart attack; nearly half of them will occur without prior symptoms or warning signs.

The good news is that some simple, everyday habits can help you lower your risk for heart disease and live a healthier life.

Below are the “heartbreakers”; the worst habits that put your heart at risk and some recommendations on how to deal with them.


Even if you exercise regularly, sitting in front of a TV for hours each day can put you at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke.

Recommendation: Instead, try to walk around periodically and stand up when on the telephone.

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