If You’re Making These Everyday Mistakes, You May Be Destroying Your Heart

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Keeping our hearts healthy is important to our overall well being. But cardiovascular disease is still affecting one in three adults across America. Worryingly still, many of us are guilty of indulging in habits that are bad for our hearts. While some of them may surprise you, changing our lifestyles will inevitably help our tickers to keep ticking over.

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40. Depression

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It’s fair to say that your mood can have a surprising impact on your overall health. And being depressed can actually increase your chances of developing heart disease. As the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Leopoldo Pozuelo explained to Eat This, Not That!, “Patients with depression have been shown to have increased platelet reactivity, decreased heart variability and increased proinflammatory markers, which are all risk factors for cardiovascular disease.”

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