Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there are many things you can do on a daily basis to help reduce your chances of falling victim to the condition — and it’s never too late to start.

Here are few steps you can take now to keep your heart healthy and strong:

BE ACTIVE

“Physical activity boosts your overall cardiovascular health by helping to improve and maintain your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, blood sugar and a healthy BMI,” says Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, the national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. “Any type of activity that makes you move your body and burn calories is beneficial for your heart health — running, biking, strength training and even gardening,” says Steinbaum. …

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