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Manhattan Cardiology’s cardiologist, Roshini Malaney, DO, speaks to Bustle about Things You Can Do In Your 20s & 30s To Protect Yourself From Heart Disease

What are some common myths about heart health in your 20s and 30s that are incorrect?

Malaney is quoted saying,

“Most people think they can eat and drink whatever they want in their 20s and 30s without any repercussions later on in life. The truth is that every we do in our younger years has an impact on our heart health later.”

What should people be doing during these years to maximize their heart health?

The best and most effective thing people can do is get regular physical activity and try to eat a healthy diet.

Are there particular things that people in their 20s and 30s should definitely avoid to make sure they’ll have healthy hearts later?

Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol in your 20s and 30s can decrease your risk of high blood pressure and heart disease later in life.

View the original piece placement on Bustle.