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OSF HealthCare wants you to love your heart.

Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don’t treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their hearts. So, take care of your heart and yourself. Start by making the following lifestyle changes.

Reducing Stress

Chronic stress has been linked to numerous health problems, including an increased risk for heart disease and cardiac death. Keep stress low by making some quiet time for yourself each day. Spending 15 to 20 minutes every day doing something you enjoy, like coloring, is a simple yet effective step toward a less stressful life.

Download either coloring page (or both) to get back to your happy place.

Oatmeal Squares Snack Mix

Always looking for a quick and nutritious snack? Watch the video to learn how to make this super easy, heart-healthy snack!

Download the recipe card below. It also contains all of the nutritional facts.

Download Recipe Card

Tips to Avoid Heart Disease

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Time is muscle. The faster you recognize the signs of a heart attack and get help, the better your chance of recovery. We want to help you be prepared.

Recognizing a Heart Attack
Healthy Eating

Your taste buds are enjoying your food choices, but is your heart loving what you are feeding it? Good nutrition is an important factor in your heart’s health.

Heart-Healthy Eating Tips
Exercise

Exercise gets your heart pumping. This helps your body use oxygen better and makes your heart stronger. It can also decrease your blood pressure and the amount of fat in your blood.

Heart-Healthy Exercise Tips
Know the Difference for Women

Even though heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, women tend to dismiss the warning signs as less life-threatening conditions. Make sure to be proactive, know the signs and protect yourself!

Learn the Signs for Women
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