Top Seven Heart Health Tips

  • Know your risk factors.
  • Know your numbers – blood pressure, total cholestrol, good cholestrol (HDL), bad cholestrol (LDL), triglycerides and glucose.
  • Keep waist size less than 35 inches for women and less than 40 inches for men. Strive for a body mass index (BMI) between 20 and 25.
  • Aim for at least 30 mts of cardiovascular exercise most days of the week.
  • If you smoke, STOP immediately.
  • Make small attainable dietary changes  weekly. Omit fried food, saturate fats and tras fats. Add five fruits and vegetables to your daily choices.
  • Reduce stress – many studies show that reducing stress helps lower blood pressure.

 

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