Dr. Freeman: One of the questions I get from my patients almost every day is, “Doc, how do I live a heart-healthy day every day, during work, or whatever it is that I’m doing?” And the answer to that question is a lot of different things, and it’s really a lifestyle, not one specific thing, right? There’s no super food or magic pill.
Dr. Freeman: So what I usually tell people is eat breakfast. There’s actually data that shows that, that reduces the likelihood of a cardiovascular event, a heart attack or a stroke. And I usually recommend eating oatmeal, whole grain oats with hot water and fresh fruit on top. That gives you plenty of energy to power the morning.
Dr. Freeman: And if one can exercise in the morning, I find that better. It works a lot like a cup of coffee. It energizes you, and you want 30 minutes of …