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7 Lifestyle Tips to Take to Heart for World Heart Day

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Your heart is essentially your engine. And as you know, a car without a good engine is really not that efficient, even when the other parts are working fine.

Making adjustments to your diet and lifestyle can go a long way in ensuring your engine runs smoothly into your later years. In honor of World Heart Day on September 29, 2016 here are seven tips to love your heart so it will love you back…

1. Reduce Salt

There is salt and sodium in most things we eat, but Americans consume way too much of it on average (you should take in less than 1,500-milligrams per day for best results, according to WebMD). Most adults take in 6-grams or more daily.

Salt retains fluids, which increase your blood pressure, adds the source. Higher blood pressure means it’s tougher on your heart to pump easily. This is a problem especially if you’re already prone to high blood pressure.

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