What Can You Do to Prevent a Heart Attack?

To reduce the risk of heart attacks, individuals can take several preventive measures, including:

  • Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, a balanced diet, and weight management.
  • Quitting smoking and avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Managing underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes through medication and lifestyle changes.
  • Limiting alcohol consumption to moderate levels.
  • Managing stress through relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and social support.
  • Getting regular check-ups and screenings for heart disease risk factors.