Studies show that these easy — and enjoyable — actions have powerful cardiovascular perks.

Move to the beat. Not only is dancing a fun way to keep fit, but it also helps keep your memory sharp.

LOL. The more you laugh, the less likely you are to suffer a heart attack or stroke.

Count your blessings. Keeping a gratitude journal lowers blood pressure, increases joy and helps you sleep better.

Nibble on dark chocolate. Eating one small square daily trims heart attack risk.

Brush and floss daily. Maintaining excellent oral health can add years to your life by reducing risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, infections and many other health threats.

Eat the rainbow. For vibrant arterial health, fill half your plate with colorful fruits and veggies at each meal.

Get more ZZZs. Sleeping 7-8 hours a night trims risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension and many other chronic diseases. 

Take a hike. Exercising outdoors brightens mood, boosts vitamin D and helps you lose weight.

Meditate. Mindful meditation eases stress, fights inflammation and may help prevent age-related mental decline.

Talk to a friend. People who are the most socially connected have a 50% lower rate of memory loss.