Four lifestyle changes that can help lower your risks from high cholesterol


You've been diagnosed with high cholesterol.. now what? The biggest problem from high cholesterol is that it joins with other risk factors to impact your overall risk of heart disease. People with high cholesterol are more often likely to experience a coronary event such as a heart attack. A few fairly simple lifestyle changes can both correct your cholesterol and positively impact your heart health.

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Good exercises for your heart

bike riding and regular exercise

Did you know that regular exercise helps prevent stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and more? Regular exercise also boosts your mental health, improves your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls - something important as you get older. Exercise increases your chance of living a longer, healthier life and it's never too late to start. 

Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. Even so, it's important to exercise smart so you don't hurt yourself. If you're not currently active or are considering increasing your physical activity talk to your doctor be fore starting any exercise program and start slowly. A sudden increase in physical activity can do more harm than good. Gradual increases and consistent exercise are the way to go. 

Exercise and your heart 

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Early signs of heart disease

Heart Disease, Chest Pain
Heart disease comes in many different forms, ranging from heart failure (when the heart isn't pumping blood as efficiently as it should) to irregular heart beats, known as arrhythmia. In general heart disease falls into one of these four categories: heart valve problems, arrhythmia, heart attack, or stroke. There are some early warning signs for heart disease. Knowing them, along with some heart health tips, can help keep you or your lo

Signs of serious heart distress

Call 911 if you are experiencing these immediate signs of heart distress: 

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