TOPIC: GIVE YOUR HEART A NEW START BY CONTROLLING CHOLESTEROL IN YOUR BODY SYSTEM,
Most of the foods we consume today contain a high concentration of hydrogenated fat of which the excess use of it in our diets can cause high cholesterol level and heart disease in our body system. Controlling cholesterol implies lowering the risk of heart disease. This article is written to create awareness on the danger and control of this deadly disease.
YOUR HEART A NEW START
Cholesterol is a form of fat in every cell in our bodies. It is generated in several ways: it is produced naturally by the body; It does a great job in relation to metabolism. It helps our nerves stay healthy and carries essential hormones round the blood system. Without any cholesterol at all, our bodies wouldn’t work. However it is important that it stays low.Too-much of it puts us at risk of serious health problems.High blood cholesterol affect principally the arteries and the heart.It leaves fatty deposits in the arteries,making them narrow and at worst,blocked,predisposing a person to greater risk of heart attack or sudden stroke. Heart/circulatory disease is one of the world’s biggest killers.
Virtually every one at some stage in
life is at risk especially those living an unhealthy lifestyle. The risk
increases with age and hits at an early age for men than women.
You might be at risk if (a) one of
your family members(parent, brother or sister) has had early coronary heart
disease (b) If you are a smoker or you have given up within the last 5
years.(c) If you are overweight (d) If you have diabetes (e) If you have high
(1) Eat healthy food with low hypoglycemic index (GI) like fresh fruits and vegetables, fish includes salmons,sardine,mackerel,haring,tuna,avocados pears, chicken, shrimps Reduce your normal consumption of saturated and trans fat. This fat increases cholesterol level in the system better alternative is to eat or cook with mono saturated fats like olive oil,canola oil etc,avoid organ meat, saturated fats like butter, solid shorting,sausage,hard-cheese,milk chocolate, coconut and palm oil. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables because they are high in fiber and vitamins. Eat more fiber foods like brown rice, whole grain bread, oatmeal and bran. Monitor your sugar consumption, because sugar and other simple carbohydrates may increase the risk of having triglycerides. Triglycerides are additional fatty materials that are in the blood. Eating low sugar diets will help cut down high cholesterol in the body.
(2)Regular exercise, Daily walking,
biking, jogging, swimming,or any sport activities is best, you can get
substantial benefits from even moderate level of exercise if it is done
regularly at least 30 to 60 minutes daily.
(3) Stop smoking and limit excessive consumption of alcohol.Quitting smoking can lower the blood pressure and reduce chances of developing heart disease. Alcohol is generally high in calories drinking too much of it can make you gain weight.
(4)Drink plenty of water daily. It is best to
do so in between meals, because it flushes the system.
If you stick to all the available measures, you will make a major impact in terms of your continuing healthy lifestyle. Small lifestyle changes can give you big rewards.You can check your cholesterol level through a simple blood test.Cholesterol lowering drugs are available worldwide and can be prescribed by your doctor if need be.
N/B:CAN YOU JOIN ME TO TRY THIS SIMPLE METHOD THAT WILL BRING A POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE?
“STRESS”CAUSES AND CONTROL Stress is physical emotional tension or discomfort that is brought about by an unwanted threat to our health. Sometimes it can be helpful in making us overcome obstacles and harmful because of the emotional threat in our daily activities. The good news is there are many stress-reducing techniques. Stress is a natural… Read more
Stress is physical emotional tension or discomfort that is
brought about by an unwanted threat to our health. Sometimes it can be helpful
in making us overcome obstacles and harmful because of the emotional threat in
our daily activities. The good news is there are many stress-reducing
Stress is a natural product of life that can be described as physical, emotional tension or discomfort brought about by an unwanted treat caused by a difficult situation that affects our feelings and healthy well being’s. While some stress could be good for the growth of both mental and physical health, Excess and chronic stress could be harmful because it can lead to tension headaches and other health-related problems that can limit active functions of the body.
Stress could be linked to our everyday activities, whether it arises from
our work, family, life, friends, relationships, finance or our environment, It
is natural(which means it could be controlled with the right tools and
CAUSES OF “STRESS”:
Before we continue, it is necessary to identify the real cause of stress in
our daily system. Identifying the cause could lead to control of the subject
(a)Environment: Environmental changes are caused by changes in our environments, examples are climatic changes, temperature, water, oxygen etc.All this could have both positive and negative effect on our overall body system. Taking care of the environment could be easy if it does not expose the body system to stress. Both internal and external factors that could lead to alter the environment can make the bodywork harder.
(b)Relationships: Struggling to maintain relationships with families,
marriage ,friends, romance or work could lead the body system working harder to
(c)Finance: Everyone needs upkeep which means financial involvement leading the body system to work harder.
Types of “STRESS”
(1)Environmental “Stress”: Stress relating to environmental
(2)Physical “Stress”: This are stress relating to things you can see or touch in or around the environment.
(3)Emotional “Stress” Stress expressed through strong feelings of higher level like anxiety and depressive mood like weeding, pregnancy, sickness, work, etc.
(4)Chronic “Stress”: It is a consistent stress that lasted for an
extended period, which has been linked to the development of depression.
(5)Relationship “Stress”: Struggling to keep or maintain
relationship connected to each other like romance, family, friends etc.
(6)Financial and job “Stress”;Stress relating to struggle for survival,
SIGNS OF “STRESS”:
Signs of stress includes: Headaches, Muscle tension, aches and pains, chest pain, fatigues or exhaustion, alteration of your appetite or sex drive, upset stomach and nausea, trouble sleeping, heartburn or acid reflux. Long term chronic stress includes: weekend immune system ,premature aging, increased risk of illness , hypertension, obesity, diabetes depression,cognitive impairment,inflamatorydisorder,heart disease,and greater likelihoods of developing sickness at an older age.
CONTROL OF “STRESS”:
Stress could be controlled with the following factors:
(a)Eat healthy foods.
(b)Improve your sleeping schedule by observing enough sleep.
(d)Monitor your addictive habits.
(e)Practice relaxation techniques.
(f)Examine the situation to decide if you will change or accept it.
(g)Take time out.
(h)Get help from friends, family, colleague or professional counselor.