4 Surprising Everyday Habits That Hurt Your Heart

1. You May Not Be Getting Enough Sleep: Your heart may not be receiving the necessary amount of sleep if your days begin early

and conclude late. Your heart is much like you—it needs time to rest and recover after working hard all day.

2. You're Overstressed: Excessive stress can deteriorate heart blood vessels over time and raise your risk of heart attack and stroke.

3. An overabundance of salt in one's diet can create hypertension, a major contributor to heart disease. The majority of the 3,300 mg

of salt that Americans eat each day comes from processed foods including prepared meals, cheese, potato chips, and processed meats.

4. You Sit All Day: Although that new ergonomic desk chair might be excellent for your back, it's not doing much good for your heart.

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