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By Damilola Faustino

Heart attacks occur mainly because of unhealthy eating habits, stress and excessive cholesterol. But, the good news is that they can be avoided, given that we eat well, sleep well, and overall, live well. Here are simple ways to steer clear of the deadly heart attack:

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Eat well

Always have a healthy and balanced meal rich in nutrients. Avoid eating too much of fat, carbohydrate, refined sugar and red meat. Instead, stick to vegetables and fruits, so as to knock off the risk of heart attack.

Regular exercise

Exercise on a regular basis can prevent all heart-related problems in the long run. Regular exercise improves your blood circulation, lowers cholesterol and helps you avoid obesity.

Deal with stress

Stress is one of the major causes for heart attacks. Performing stress-relieving activities as such meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, listening to calming music, enjoying natural beauty, going for walks etc. can help you eliminate stress from your life and thus, keep your heart healthy and safe.

Good sleep

You need to get sufficient sound sleep every day. Irregular and insufficient sleeping may adversely impact your blood circulation and become a cause for heart attacks.

Stop smoking and alcohol

Smoking tobacco and consumption of alcohol raises your chances of getting a heart attack.

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