Taking Medications You may need to take medications to manage your heart disease. Staying on a regular schedule is important. Watching Your Blood Pressure Keeping your blood pressure under control is an important part of treating your heart disease. Making Healthy Food Choices A healthy diet includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and limited amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol. Being Active Exercise is good for your heart—even if you have heart disease. Your doctor can help you develop a fitness plan that's appropriate for you. Staying Motivated Millions of people with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives. You can, too. Working With Your Healthcare Provider Most people with heart disease are treated by several health care providers—a different provider for each health problem.