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According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are the main causes of death in the African American community.

Heart disease and stroke have become the number-one killer in women, while stroke disproportionately affects the African American community, according to research by the American Heart Association. However, there are a variety of ways to tackle these illnesses to live a healthier and longer life. During Black History Month, New Jerseyites are encouraged to learn to become healthier. 

These are some of the top tricks selected by top doctors and researchers to accomplish that goal. 

Eating a healthy diet regularly that contains fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products makes a major contribution to how one feels on the inside and outside. Adults also need at least 150 minutes of exercise each week to maintain a healthy heart and an overall better lifestyle. Limiting alcohol and becoming smoke-free will also lower the risks of illness. 

Research shows that women should have no more than one drink of wine or other alcohol a day and men should have no more than two. 

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