In case you haven't heart: American comedian and actress Rosie O'Donnell recently suffered a heart attack. Although she's on the road to recovery, heart health is a very serious matter. We talk about it all month in February, during Heart Health Month, but a heart attack can happen any day of the year and heart attack prevention is very important.

Luckily, we've been writing about heart disease prevention from the very beginning of Mamás Latinas. It's definitely a topic that's very close to my heart (no pun intended) since my grandfather died of a heart attack. Besides that, though, I know how much diet can affect your chances of a heart attack—and just how important it is to know all of your risks and the symptoms. Worried about getting healthier, too? Well, here are 8 ways you can help prevent a heart attack.

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How do you take care of your heart? What's the hardest tip for you to implement? Share with us in the comments below!

Heart attack prevention: 8 ways you can stay healthy

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Recognize Your Risk

A study earlier this year, a study came out saying that age, gender and ethnicity have nothing to do with heart attacks. Well, I called BS on that ruling since being a Latina IS a risk factor for heart disease and it's important to know what that means (yes, our fattening food isn't helping).

About the author

Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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