You can take the following steps to reduce your risk for a heart attack:
- Prevent or control high blood cholesterol.
- Prevent or control high blood pressure.
- Prevent or control diabetes.
- Do not smoke.
- Moderate alcohol use.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Do regular physical activity.
- Eat a nutritious diet.
Also, you can take steps to help protect your health from air pollution:
- Know your sensitivity to air pollution.
- Know when air pollution may be bad in your area.
- Plan activities when and where pollution levels are lower, using the Air Quality Index to guide planning.
- Change your activity level if air pollution is high.
- Listen to your body.
- Consult your health care provider.
- Have your medication with you.
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