Take the Weight off Your Heart! (Heart Health)
It’s true that losing weight helps you feel better and makes it easier to be more active. But one of the most important reasons to maintain a healthy weight is that it can help you lower your risk of heart disease.
Here are a few things you can do every day to support your weight-loss efforts, and your heart will thank you for it.
Choose lower-fat, lower-calorie foods more often.
Eat more slowly.
Eat more fruits and vegetables for snacks.
Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
Drink water instead of soft drinks with sugar.
Use less high-fat cheeses, cream, shortening, and butter when cooking.
Limit alcoholic beverages.
Try to meet one or two of these challenges every day, while eventually adding more of these goals to your daily routine. You will begin to notice a difference â€” and so will your heart!