Ways to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

10 Ways to Show Your Heart Some TLC

An easy way to keep your heart healthy: Have more fun! Here, how your favorite music, food, and physical activities can help lower blood pressure and keep cholesterol levels in check

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A doctor’s advice to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels should always be taken seriously. But taking care of your ticker isn’t only about skimping on sodium, scouting antioxidant-rich foods in the supermarket, and scheduling long sweat sessions at the gym. (Search: What type of exercise is best for my heart?) You’re allowed a little fun, too. Read on to discover how enjoyable activities, like laughing at a YouTube video, hitting up happy hour, and planning a trip to the amusement park can help keep your heart healthy and strong.

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