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While many modern-day ailments can be linked to unhealthy lifestyle choices, changing those choices can be a challenge. It may seem overwhelming or useless to even try.
But Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, recommends approaching lifestyle changes in the same way you would learn a musical instrument or teach a child math: one step at a time.
Whether your goal is to lower your blood pressure, manage symptoms of diabetes, lose weight or just feel healthier as you age, small changes can make a big difference.
Here are five small actions that can lead to powerful transformations.
Learn more about Dr. Kopecky's recommendations.
And connect with others talking about making lifestyle changes for their health and wellbeing in the Healthy Living support group on Mayo Clinic Connect, an online patient community moderated by Mayo Clinic.
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