The moment arrives when your doctor calls you to discuss your blood test and find out about your cholesterol….
The good news is, if you have a healthy lifestyle, a big part of that battle will win as a better lifestyle will help to improve cholesterol levels.
Here are a few tips to achieve “happy” Cholesterol.
- Exercise 30 mins to 1 hour, 5 days a week. Moderate physical activity can help raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is the “good” cholesterol.
- Say no to trans fats. Trans fats affect cholesterol levels by increasing the “bad” cholesterol and lowering the “good” cholesterol.
- Add good fats by eating food rich in omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids don’t affect LDL cholesterol. They have other heart benefits, such as helping to increase HDL cholesterol.
- Avoid smoking. Quitting smoking will improve your blood pressure and heart rate . Within one year, your risk of heart disease is cut in half. Within 15 years, your risk of heart disease is similar to someone who would have never smoked.
By keeping a healthy lifestyle, our cholesterol will be “happier”
Leonor is one of the leading experts in the fitness industry. As a former ballerina and flamenco dancer, she now specialises in Pilates and fitness training. Her fitness philosophy is based on being innovative, creative and up to date on the latest toning and fitness techniques, which helps her to motivate her clients to reach their goals through a structured exercise and healthy eating regime.
She combines a challenging career and business with motherhood and would like to share her online body plan, so YOU too can achieve a healthier, stronger and more toned body.