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Healthy Heart Tips

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    Quit it. Smoking is the number one cause of heart problems. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Take a load off, get some sleep! Allowing your body to get just enough hours of sleep will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Go wild! Studies show that sex not only increases pleasure but also lowers the risk of heart disease and can be a great form of exercise, just remember to be safe! © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Yoga is not only a great form of exercise but it helps relive stress build up. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    LOL....no seriously, laughing will help relive stress and lower the risk of heart attack. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Go nuts! Most nuts are filled with fat that is good for lowering cholesterol. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Try cutting out most of your red meat intake, it is filled with saturated fat. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Homemade salsa is actually really good for you! It's full of antioxidants especially when made with extra beans! © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Cut out the salt, it's not worth it! © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Regular doctor check-ups are key to staying aware of your health. Also, knowing your family's medical history helps doctors know what to look for. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Some days are busy and fast food is convenient but try choosing home cooked meals over eating out. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Instead of topping off dinner with dessert, substitute a bowl of fruit instead! © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Exercise, exercise, exercise. Did we mention exercise? 30 minutes a day. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Like your mom always said, eat your fruits and veggies! Consume around 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day to maintain a healthy diet. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    While you should stay away from sweets, studies show that dark chocolate can actually help reduce the risk of blood clots! oh yeah! © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    A drink or two is okay, but cut out those nights of binge drinking to reduce the risk of heart problems. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Don't skip the most important meal of the day! Not only will it jump start your morning but it will boost your metabolism to help reduce the risk of snacking throughout the day! © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Dairy products contain a large amount of saturated fat. Try products with reduced fat and also switch to skim milk. © ThinkStock/Getty Images
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    Dance the night away! Studies show that dancing not only relives stress but is a great form of exercise while reducing the risk of heart problems! © ThinkStock/Getty Images