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Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Modifications

Reduce your heart disease risk with the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7”:

  • Decrease your blood sugar levels
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet
  • Get regular exercise and stay active throughout the day
  • Keep high cholesterol under control
  • Maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if you are overweight
  • Manage high blood pressure
  • Quit smoking
  • Develop a plan to reduce stress

Tobacco Cessation

If you are a smoker, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your heart and health. Talk to your doctor about smoking cessation help or call the South Carolina Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

Talk to Your Doctor

Talk to your doctor about these lifestyle modifications at your next annual physical.

Need a primary care physician? Check out our directory or speak to a referral nurse today by calling 864-591-7999.

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