5. Reduce stress
Stress is a contributing factor to heart attacks. Having a little too much stress can put a lot of demand on the heart and its vessels by speeding up your heart rate. Stress can be controlled in simple ways like taking deep breaths or by finding a place to simply relax.
6. Lower Cholesterol
Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg/dL. Your level of HDL or good cholesterol should be above 40. Your level of LDL, or bad cholesterol, will depend on how many heart attack risk factors you have.