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By Endeavor Health
Heart health varies widely depending on your lifestyle choices.
Yes, genes play a role in heart disease. But we also have a good amount of control over how healthy (or unhealthy) our heart is as we age.
The habits and routines we establish affect our heart health over time. That consistency can make your heart healthier or hurt you in the long run.
“Lifestyle choices make a big difference in our health and are especially important if you have a genetic risk of heart disease,” said Thriveni Sanagala, MD, cardiologist with Endeavor Health. “If you have consistently high blood pressure or high cholesterol, for example, you can make choices to help lower it, which will lower your risk for heart disease in the process.”
Here are some habits that can hurt your cardiovascular health over time:
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