Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Take Control of Your Heart Health

New guidelines just released by the American Heart Association are predicted to double the amount of people taking cholesterol reducing medication. Avoid the trend! Get your cholesterol under control by following some of these tips from Orriant:

  • Eat foods high in fiber and whole grains, especially fruits and vegetables. 
  • Consider taking supplements such as fish oil.
  • Exercise on a regular basis. Exercise doesn't just keep you in shape, it helps your heart remain fit too. It remains more efficient as well as maintaining a consistent heart rate pattern. 
  • Don't smoke. If you smoke, quit. If you don't smoke, don't start. The nicotine causes your blood vessels to narrow (watch Whitney's story of kicking the habit after 30 years). 

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