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Did you know that the simple act of smiling has been shown to reduce stress, leading to improved heart health? Or that owning a pet can help reduce a person’s risk of heart disease? There’s a lot most of us can learn about keeping our hearts healthy.

With this in mind, below are a few resources from the American Heart Association to get you started. Tips cover hot topics, ranging from diet and exercise to medication insights and simple health quizzes. Of course, if you see a need for medical care, please contact the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care.

Heart Quiz: How Old Is Your Heart?

This simple quiz can help you measure your risk for heart disease and identify ways to prevent it. (Click here for the Spanish version)

Reversing Heart Disease with a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

Making the transition to a primarily plant-based diet can be daunting for some. For many patients, enrolling in Montefiore's Wellness Program opens up a world of new plant-based foods and recipes that they never knew existed. 

Heart Quiz: For Women Only

Take this quiz from the American Heart Association and see how much you know about heart attack symptoms in women.

Life's Simple 7™

Life's Simple 7™ was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improving health by teaching the public how to live a healthier lifestyle. The measures have one thing in common: any person can achieve these changes, the steps are not expensive, and even the slightest improvement in health will make a big difference.

Heart Quiz: Learn About the Role of Aspirin

Low-dose aspirin therapy is one weapon in the arsenal against heart disease that also includes healthy nutrition, adequate exercise and not smoking.

How to Make Heart-Healthy Food Choices

A healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease.

Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease

Smokers not only have increased risk for lung disease but also have an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and oral cancer. Learn about ways to kick the habit.

Stress Can Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease

Mental stress does more than diminish your sense of well-being. It also can increase your risk for heart disease. Learn how to manage stress.

Take the Cholesterol Quiz

An excess of cholesterol can build up in the arteries, narrowing them and slowing or blocking blood flow to the heart. Take this quiz to learn more about cholesterol and its role in your health.

Have a Hearty Workout for Your Heart

Any activity that is repetitive and involves some vigorous movement of large musclessuch as brisk walking, jogging, swimming or bicyclingis good for your heart. Discover what a heart-smart exercise routine should include.

Want more information and resources? Visit Montefiore’s Patient Health Library, which has 4,000 health and wellness articles and covers over 1,500 medical topics.