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Maintaining Your Cholesterol is Vital: Here's How

By Virginia Laird

There are many aspects of overall health and wellness that can make an impact on your physical and mental well-being, including cholesterol. Experts suggest that out of whack cholesterol levels can impact heart health, as well as may other areas. For this reason, health and wellness professionals suggest that you begin taking the steps necessary to keep your numbers in check right away. A few things these experts suggest you do include:

  • Reduce your sugar
  • Stop smoking right away
  • Choose unsaturated fats

Reduce Your Sugar

Consuming too much sugar can impact your health in a negative way. Some will suffer with diabetes, which can be debilitating, and much more. Research indicates that sugar consumption is closely tied to cholesterol levels. Health and wellness experts suggest that it is imperative that you begin controlling your sugar consumption now. For those who love a good sweet treat each day, it is suggested that you begin limiting your consumption of all things sweet right away.

Stop Smoking Right Away

Smoking is a habit considered to be quite unhealthy. With the vast amount of research surrounding it, it can be difficult to believe that some still choose to start this habit. Smoking is also another factor which can rapidly affect your cholesterol. If you are ready to stop smoking, there are plenty of helpful tips. Health and wellness experts suggest trying over-the-counter products. Another idea is to try taking up a hobby which can help keep your mind off of the habit. Still, some need the support of others. When this is the case, a support group can help you. If you are interested in finding one near you, check with your local community leaders and churches for help finding one near you. Start putting the smoking habit behind you today.

Choose Unsaturated Fats

Saturated fats tend to build up in the body as cholesterol, which can cause blockages in the body. These can lead to stroke and heart attack. Rather than allowing this to take over your body, health and wellness experts suggest that you fill your diet with unsaturated fats. These are a healthier choice for the diet. Now is the time to begin checking your diet and identifying ways to make healthier changes to help impact your cholesterol.

Now you can take control of your cholesterol to begin improving your health right away.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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