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Older Mommy Still Yummy: Understanding Heart Disease - Cholesterol (part 4 of 4)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Understanding Heart Disease - Cholesterol (part 4 of 4)

Nine ways to get your cholesterol in check  (#'s 5 - 9) - 

(If you missed last weeks post - Understanding Heart Disease - Cholesterol (part 3 of 4),  you can find it here.)

  1. Avoid trans fats often found in foods made with shortening or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, including hard margarines, fast foods and many pre-made foods. Trans fats raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol.
  2. Use Canada's Food Guide to plan a healthier diet. Eat more vegetables, fruit and whole grains.
  3. Use lower-fat cooking methods such as baking, broiling or steaming. Avoid fried food.
  4. Be smoke-free. Smoking increases LDL (bad) blood cholesterol.
  5. Get physically active. Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity a week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Being active on a regular basis can improve good cholesterol levels.
For more information on cholesterol, please read the brochure Living with Cholesterol.

All information contained in this post was taken from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick website. Please visit their site for more information.


The material provided on this site is designed for information and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be a self diagnostic and/or self treatment tool. I encourage you to use this information as a tool for discussing your condition with your health practitioner.


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At August 31, 2011 at 2:54 AM , Blogger Pondside said...

The food part I've got, but the exercise part has suddenly become so difficult. I wish I knew how to get my energy back!


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