1. Avoid smoking or quit the habit altogether.
  2. Aim at getting 30 minutes to 1 hour of exercise at least 5 days a week.
  3. Eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fiber.
  4. Avoid saturated fat in any form.
  5. Maintain a healthy body weight.
  6. Keep your blood sugar, blood cholesterol and blood pressure under control.
  7. Manage stress through meditation and activities such as yoga.