Life's Simple Seven - Like the Fountain of Youth

Life’s Simple Seven

Here's Life’s Simple Seven endorsed by the American Heart Association. 

Says, Dr. Donald Lloyd Jones of Northwestern University Feinberg School of medicine, “What accrues to people who maintain that package of seven things at more optimal levels is really quite amazing - it’s sort of like the fountain of youth” 

The value of these seven factors are easily overlooked; so from time to time it’s good to reflect on what we can be doing to further improve quality of life in all of these areas.

  1. Exercise
  2. Eat right
  3. Lower blood pressure
  4. Lower your cholesterol
  5. Know your blood sugar
  6. Maintain a healthy weight
  7. Don’t’ smoke

Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Ebenezer Oni, Erin D. Michos, Erica S. Spatz, Norrina B. Allen, Jamal S. Rana, Salim S Virani, Ron Blankstein, Konstantinos N. Aronis, Roger S. Blumenthal, Emir Veledar, Moyses Szklo, Michael J. Blaha, Khurram Nasir

Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017;6:e005180, originally published June 27, 2017

 https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.005180

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Kristal J. Aaron, Lisandro D. Colantonio, Luqin Deng, Suzanne E. Judd, Julie L. Locher, Monika M. Safford, Mary Cushman, Meredith L. Kilgore, David J. Becker, Paul Muntner

Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017;6:e005106, originally published February 1, 2017

 https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.005106

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Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Norrina B. Allen, Mary Cushman, Erin D. Michos, Tatjana Rundek, Jamal S. Rana, Ron Blankstein, Roger S. Blumenthal, Michael J. Blaha, Emir Veledar, Khurram Nasir

Journal of the American Heart Association. 2016;5:e003954, originally published October 20, 2016

 https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.003954

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Michelle P. Lin, Bruce Ovbiagele, Daniela Markovic, Amytis Towfighi

Journal of the American Heart Association. 2015;4:e001470, originally published November 20, 2015

 https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.114.001470

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