Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The Mayo Clinic is working to educate everyone on how to prevent getting heart disease.
"We like to distill it down to three simple number," says Dr. Sharon Mulvagh from the Mayo Clinic. Mulvagh says it is important to remember the numbers five, eight and ten.
"Five for eating those five fruits and veggies," she says. "Moving those ten extra minutes a day. And eight, getting those eight hours, or aiming to get close to eight hours of sleep most nights."
Mulvagh says not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly can cut a person's risk of developing heart disease.
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