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How to Lower Your Cholesterol & Save Your Heart

Simple Ways to Lower Cholesterol

When you have high cholesterol level, it can help to change your diet and lifestyle to reduce your cholesterol range. Lowering cholesterol has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease. Even if you are taking a medication to lower your cholesterol levels, diet and exercise in addition can lead to optimal heart and blood vessel health. The following tips include simple ways to be healthy.

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Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy LIFE

Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy LIFE - but choosing a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes, study claims. Researchers from the University of Michigan evaluated 5,800 popular US foods.They determined the impact in terms of minutes of healthy living gained or lost. For example, chicken wings cost 3.3 minutes but salmon gives you 16 minutes. The team also considered the environmental costs of each food's total life-cycle.

Overall, their recommendation is to cut back on the beef and processed meats. In their place, eat more legumes, nuts and field-grown fruits and vegetables. This, they said, could buy you an extra 48 minutes of healthy living each day.

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9 Signs of a Delta Infection, Says FDA

The FDA has worked up a document to "assess COVID-19 related symptoms" and familiarlizing yourself with each of them can save your life—especially with the "more transmissible" and "more dangerous" Delta variant. "The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to be the same as the original version of COVID-19. However, physicians are seeing people getting sicker quicker, especially for younger people. Recent research found that the Delta variant grows more rapidly – and to much greater levels – in the respiratory tract," say the doctors at UC Davis. Read on to see if you have signs of a COVID infection, as listed in the FDA document—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.

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Can what you eat save you from COVID-19?

“We have two epidemics: obesity and COVID-19,” said Dr. Mariela Glandt, a Harvard University and Columbia University-trained endocrinologist.

Could good nutrition save people from developing severe COVID-19? According to experts in the field, nutrition is the biggest coronavirus risk factor that not enough people are talking about.

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Cutting out 200 Calories a Day and Exercising Can Help You Stay Heart Healthy

We’ve all heard the mantra: Diet and exercise are the best ways to lose weight, suggesting that weight loss is the most important indication of overall health.

But that mantra can be frustrating to hear when taking these steps doesn’t translate to lost pounds.

According to a new study, however, taking steps to eat fewer calories and exercise more can help your heart health, whether or not you lose weight.

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Moderna vaccine still effective months later

Vaccine maker Moderna has released new data that their COVID-19 vaccine remains 93 percent effective 6 months after it is administered.
The company said Thursday, August 5, that it’s also working on a single shot to provide an annual booster for COVID-19, as well as the flu and respiratory condition RSV.

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9 Tips for Better Posture

Don't Be a Slouch

It adds to the stress on your spine. That puts a strain on the bones, muscles, and joints you need to hold your backbone in place. However, lousy posture isn't just bad for your back. A constant slump smashes your inside organs together, and makes it harder for your lungs and intestines to work. Over time, that’ll make it hard to digest food or get enough air when you breathe.

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Eating a plant-based diet at any age may lower cardiovascular risk

By American Heart Association News

For adults both young and old, eating a nutritious, plant-based diet may lower the risk for heart attacks and other types of cardiovascular disease, two new studies show.

Both studies published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. One found eating a plant-centered diet in young adulthood lowered the risk in middle age for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and several other cardiovascular conditions. A second found eating plant-based foods that lower cholesterol levels reduced the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women.

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