1. Stop Smoking! Just stop it. Seriously.
2. Know Your Cholesterol Levels. You don’t want to be a solid. Check it out.
3. Control and be aware of your blood pressure.
4. See your doctor for a check-up. Find one you like and go.
5. Reduce your salt intake. Put the shaker down!
6. Stay physically active: Sit & Fit, anyone?
7. Eat your fruit and vegetables. I mean it.
8. If you are a diabetic, manage your disease. No one else cares as much. It’s not their body.
9. Take care of your heart. You only get one ticker.
10. Maintain a healthy weight. Put down the donuts. Pick up the carrots. Don’t whine.
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