Posted on Sep 04, 2008 | Comments 7
Are you suffering with high cholesterol levels? High cholesterol levels can certainly lead you to develop various heart risks.
If you are confirmed that you have high cholesterol levels, then it becomes your responsibility to control your body cholesterol levels to protect yourself from various heart diseases.
If you really want to decrease your risk of heart diseases, certain changes in your routine lifestyle can certainly help you to reduce your body cholesterol.
Actually, your body needs certain amounts of healthy cholesterol, which acts as fuel to your regular body functions.
But, excess amounts of bad cholesterol (low lipoprotein cholesterol) can certainly lead you to face various heart risks.
So, to reduce your bad cholesterol levels, here are certain important changes that you have to make in your routine lifestyle.
Lose excess pounds of your body!
If you carry even small numbers of excess pounds, it will contribute to high cholesterol levels in your body. So, start by taking honest look at your regular eating habits and make necessary changes to lose extra pounds of your body.
If you eat when you feel irritated or depressed, try to take a walk instead of eating. Decrease your fast food intake at your lunch and try to pack some healthy meals from home.
Incorporate more physical activity in your routine!
Explore different ways to include more physical activity in your routine. Some necessary changes that you can make to include more physical activity can be something like taking the stairs instead of using elevator or cleaning your own car and many more.
Always remember, even if you add 10 minute physical activity in your daily routine, it can give you much better results to decrease body cholesterol levels.
As we all know, smoking is really injurious to health. Smoking can have very bad impact on your overall health condition.
So, if you feel that you have very bad habit of smoking, try to quit the habit of smoking immediately to avoid various health complications, including heart risks.
Consume alcohol only in moderate levels!
Certain studies say that moderate use of alcohol can help you to increase your healthy body cholesterol, but the benefits are not strong enough to every one. So, if you want to drink alcohol, always prefer to do it in moderation.
However, it is always suggested to take better advice from your regular physician, regarding your health, when you have any queries about changes in your diet and exercise routine.
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