Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How to Lower Bad LDL Cholesterol

Lowering your bad LDL Cholesterol can save your life.

EXERCISE - Daily exercise is crucial, even in small amounts. Start by walking 10 minutes per day. Gradually increase your time until you are walking 60 minutes per day. Add weight training three times a week. Start with 5 lb. dumbells, slowly increasing the number of exercises you do each day. Over time you can increase the weight of the dumbells.

EAT HEALTHY - Load up on fruits and vegetables. Keep fruit and vegetables handy so that you are encouraged to eat them. Start eating steel cut oats. Whole oats can lower your LDL bad cholesterol, keep your arteries clean and help you lose weight by making you feel full longer.

CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE - Out with the bad, in with the good. Have a positive mental outlook. Fill your life with good, healthy relationships. Rid yourself of any bad habits, such as smoking.

RAISE GOOD HDL CHOLESTEROL - Good diet, exercise and positive mental attitude can help, but the best way to raise your good cholesterol is to eat fish, olive oil, almonds and avocados weekly and in small portions.

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