By making a few changes to be more active, eliminate stress, and eat healthier, we can work at reducing the 3 biggest risk factors for heart disease which are obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol and give ourselves the chance to live longer, healthier, more active lives.
Sounds easy and makes sense, yet our busy lifestyles have many of us leading unhealthy lifestyles by eating unhealthy prepared foods loaded with saturated fats, salt, and refined sugar to save time and then driving to the market to get more when we run out instead of walking because we are again trying to save time. This all leads back to stressing our systems by rushing around and getting nowhere good, which can, over time, lead to chronic disease. Millions of American children and adults are at great risk because they are overweight or obese, have high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol that are not being treated or are not under control.
Talk to your doctor about changes you can make in your family’s diet that can ultimately save their lives.There are plenty of changes you can make right now like taking a walk to the market to get some fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Talk to your doctor about whether a Mediterranean diet might work for you which can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of diabetes, another risk factor for heart disease.