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Tips for Heart Healthy Lifestyles

Spring is almost here! Cardiologist Dr. Shyla High stopped by Daybreak to tell us how we can spring into fitness and a longer life and share some heart healthy tips.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Spring is almost here! Cardiologist Dr. Shyla High stopped by Daybreak to tell us how we can spring into fitness and a longer life and share some heart healthy tips.

Dr. High said a healthy diet and exercise go hand in hand. She suggests men and women follow the ABCs of a healthy heart, which include eating avocados, blueberries, and dark chocolate. She says a heart healthy diet can include food that most people enjoy.

Dr. High said an hour of moderate activity adds four hours to your life. She suggests a brisk walk, which uses 200 muscles. Dr. High added exercise also improves blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, improves energy, mood, and sleep patterns.

For more information on your heart and Dr. High, visit http://www.highontheheart.com/.

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