Heart Disease does not come out of the blue, but develops over time. When someone who appears healthy has a Heart Attack or stroke, there is a reason. They more than likely had risk factors that may not have been detected with the naked eye. We can see this an individual who smokes, eats unhealthy food, has a sedentary lifestyle, or gains a lot of weight. In the April "Aarp Bulletin," which was just released, under "Your Health," are listed 4 steps that will reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke. These are simple changes that can be made that will reduce the chance of coronary issues.

Eat more food during the day and less at night

The first change to make is to eat the bulk of your meals in the daylight hours. Our bodies metabolize food more slowly at night, and blood glucose is easier to process during the daytime. According to Livestrong, eating at night may disturb sleep, and also cause a lack of energy during the day. Not enough sleep at night, and no fuel for energy during the day is a combination that will slow metabolism, and possibly lead to heart health issues.

Fast overnight rather than during the day

Our metabolisms are sluggish at night. This is why we should fast overnight rather than during the daytime. According to Sarah Knapton, science editor for The Telegraph, she says that researchers from the University of California have discovered that snacking at night is not healthy.

They determined that eating late may increase the risk of breast cancer and also diabetes, which is directly related to the health of the heart. The research concluded that fasting overnight decreases the risk factors for both.

Have a routine regarding the time of day you eat

The AARP article indicates that eating whenever you feel like it is bad for both your heart and your waistline.

It is recommended to have routine times of day that you eat. and to stick to that routine. According to Time, a study listed in the journal, "Public Health Nutrition," indicates that people who eat on a schedule are healthier overall than those who do not.

Schedule your snack times

AARP also suggests scheduling snacks. By planning your meals, and snacking at the same time each day, you can control portion size, manage hunger and keep from relying on junk food, which has empty calories. To sum it up, change your daily routine so that you eat the majority of your meals during the day, fast overnight, and schedule your regular meals as well as your snacks.