Wednesday, June 4, 2008

heart health

This February I went to the doctor to get back on my thyroid medication. He also checked my blood pressure and cholesterol. I knew I was over weight so I was not surprised when the test results showed my cholesterol was high . Now I am working to get my LDL down and my HDL up. I think it is a little more complicated to bring my good cholesterol up. My plan is to eat fats from vegetarian sources. Some good fat sources I have found are avocados, seeds, nuts, and flax. I love natural peanut butter and guacamole so eating this way is not a hardship. I have also cut way back on cheese and meat.I started taking fish oil ,red rice yeast and coq10 vitamin supplements and lost 10 pounds. I really want to be healthy and know that weight lose and exercise are the most important keys to good health.This is my new health plan for now. These practices may need some future tweaking but i am feeling happier and healthier already.


Mark said...

I am glad to hear you are doing your best to take care of yourself. I think some jogging is really good, just break a sweat, it helps alot. Mark

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