Dr. Anna Catino shares three lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of heart diseases.">

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Nov 6, 2017 — 1 in 4 women dies from coronary heart diseases each year in the United States. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to keep your heart healthy. On today's Health Minute, cardiologist Dr. Anna Catino shares three lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of heart diseases.

Interview

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: Every year in the United States, nearly one in four women die from coronary heart disease. Dr. Anna Catino is a specialist in cardiovascular medicine with University of Utah Health. What cam women do to keep their hearts healthy and significantly reduce their risk of this disease?

Dr. Catino: I recommend people maintain daily aerobic exercise. We usually tell people to get about 30 minutes a day of heart healthy exercise. That includes getting your heart rate up there, but being able to maintain a conversation while you are exercising. Number two, I want people to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy diet. And number three, I recommend that you avoid tobacco in all forms. Tobacco contributes significantly to cardiovascular disease. Just eliminating it completely is the best option.

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