Heart health is something every American should be concerned about — heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States. Fortunately, a healthy heart is often within your control. Certain risk factors for heart disease, such as age and family history, can’t be changed. But you can help limit hereditary risks as well as minimize other risk factors for heart disease with the right lifestyle choices. And there’s a big bonus: With every action you take to protect your heart, your overall health will get a boost, too.