How to Protect Your Heart at Any Age -- You're Never Too Young to Start!

The best ways to prevent heart disease in every decade of your life (17 Photos)

Laura Flynn McCarthy on Jun 21, 2013 at 3:36PM

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How to Protect Your Heart at Any Age -- You're Never Too Young to Start!

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Small Changes, Big Results

Every 39 seconds in the United States, someone dies from cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Most of those deaths are completely preventable by working with your doctor to understand your own personal risks for heart disease, and then making a few changes in your health habits to lower those risks. The best health habits are those you adopt when you’re young and continue throughout your life, but it’s never too late to make changes that can protect your heart and help you live a happier, healthier life overall. Here, an age-by-age guide to getting -- and keeping -- a healthy heart.

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