15 surprising ways to boost heart healthJan 31, 2013
What if improving heart health could mean savoring dark chocolate, hanging out with friends, sleeping more, and indulging in certain high-fat foods? Good news: Protecting your ticker can involve all the above. “You need to take pleasure in eating good foods and enjoying life,” says Martha Gulati, MD, director of preventive cardiology and women’s cardiovascular health at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and author of Saving Women’s Hearts (Wiley, 2011). Here are 15 effective actions that you’ll willingly take to heart.