MDVIP Guide to Heart-Related Lifestyle Factors

From sleep to smoking to alcohol, lifestyle issues can affect your heart's health.

Your heart’s health can be impacted by more than heredity, exercise and nutrition. Obviously, smoking is bad for your heart. Chemicals in cigarettes harm your heart and blood vessels; vaping also increases your risk for heart attack and coronary artery disease. While some research suggests drinking a little alcohol may have a protective effect, drinking too much can substantially increase your cardiovascular disease risk. And the amount and quality of your sleep can also impact your heart health. Here we dive into lifestyle factors that can impact your cardiovascular health.

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