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Three Steps to Heart Health Submitted: 02/06/2012
- February is American Heart Month which brings awareness to the leading killer of men and women in the united states: heart disease.

Experts at the Mayo Clinic say eighty percent of heart disease cases are preventable and now they have tips to help Americans lower their risk.

In a new book titled, "Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life," cardiologists say Americans can quick start their heart health by remembering these three things: eat five, sleep eight, move ten. Rather than focusing on what you can't eat when trying to improve your health, they suggest focusing on what you can eat: five fruits and vegetables a day.

Sleeping eight hours or more can significantly lower the risk for heart disease, and it can help you lose weight.

Finally, just ten minutes of moderate activity a day can have a huge impact on your heart health.

Experts say even making a point to stand, rather than sit, as often as possible can help your heart.

Written By: NBC

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