It’s that simple. Following a heart-healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib). Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
We know that older age increases the risk of developing atrial fibrillation — but that’s not all. Other major contributing factors include heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and heavy drinking.
Adopting the following healthy habits can help lower your risk for not only AFib, but also for all types of heart disease and the chronic conditions listed above. What changes will you make that your future self will thank you for?
- Exercise regularly
- Manage high blood pressure
- Eat a heart-healthy diet
- Reduce salt intake
- Control cholesterol
- Manage sleep apnea
- Avoid excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine
- Don’t smoke
- Reduce stress
- Maintain a healthy weight
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