20 Worst Habits for Heart Health

Think you’re doing everything you can to keep your ticker in tip top shape? Think again.

America's heart is breaking—but you have the power to mend it. Cardiovascular disease accounts for about one in three deaths in the U.S., with about 2,200 Americans dying of cardiovascular disease each day, according to the American Heart Association’s 2017 statistics. Most doctors agree that prevention is the best tool for fighting the condition.

“We have to change the way we think about the causal factors in heart disease,” says Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, author of the The Great Cholesterol Myth. “It is not caused by cholesterol. It is not caused by fat ...most of what causes disease are the actual habits that we engage in.”

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