Are there support systems – other than medical intervention or treatment of biomarkers – which people often need to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease or help recover from it?

There are a few steps you can take to help reduce your risk of or improve your recovery from cardiovascular disease.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lifestyle changes are the best way to lower your risk and help in recovery from cardiovascular disease.

Steps toward a healthy lifestyle, according to the NIH, include:

  • Being physically active
  • Following a healthy diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Managing stress
  • Quitting smoking

For assistance in some of these areas, it might be helpful to speak with a personal trainer, a nutritionist or a counselor. Getting professional advice can help you stay on track and accomplish your goals with your healthy lifestyle changes, according to the NIH.

And of course, talk with your physician for more steps that are healthy and safe for you to take to reduce your risks of and improve your recovery from cardiovascular disease.

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