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9 Healthy Habits That Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Secrets to Living Longer

According to the CDC, someone has a heart attack every 43 seconds and 610,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. The really bad news is that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. But the really good news is there’s a natural way to reduce your risk of heart attack: add 8 healthy habits to your everyday routine. And even better news? Some of these will actually make your day more fun!

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