30 Heart Healthy Habits to Start Forming Now. Your heart is important. It’s one of the hardest working muscles in your entire body. We rely on it to pump blood throughout each vein, artery, and capillary. If the heart gets tired or stops working, well, you’re in for a bad time.The best way to avoid this is to take care of it. It's easier than you may think! All you need to do to take care of the heart is to start participating in healthy habits that strengthen the organ. Take it one step at a time, and you’ll see results.After all, heart disease is a dangerous thing. About 610,000 people die every year of heart disease in the United States. That’s one in four people! Even scarier, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack every year.What if these people were to start healthy habits early? It’s possible that they could have reduced their risk by so much that they may not have had a heart attack!Genetics play a huge part, but we all know that if we want to keep something working, we need to take care of it. You wouldn’t run your car ragged without getting regular oil changes—think about these habits like that.No matter your age, doing these 30 things will definitely improve your heart health. Our tips come from science back evidence, so you know it isn’t a load of bologna. All of these tips may not work for everyone, but even doing a few will help.Before we get started, speak to your doctor before taking any medicine or beginning a new exercise routine. Also, talk to your doctor before you stop any medication you’re currently taking.