1. Don't smoke
2. Avoid heavy alcohol use
3. Maintain a healthy weight
4. Keep your blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol under control
5. If you are currently taking medications to treat these diseases, stay consistent, don't miss doses.
5. GET UP AND MOVE
There are things we are not able to modify for example your age, race or genetic predisposition for certain diseases and conditions, but we can modify how we eat and exercise.
Now most people hate the word exercise, because it takes too much work and after a long hard day, you want to rest, but if I tell you it can help you reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, therfore reducing your cardiovascular risks, will you believe me?
For the next 25 days, I CHALLENGE YOU TO MOVE!
You can walk, ZUMBA, Tae Bo, stationary bike, treadmill, elliptical, OR do Xtreme workout with Phil.
The goal is 30 minutes a day
3 minutes an hour x 10 hours
15 minutes of movement twice a day
Now, if you haven't been exercising for the past year, begin with 5 minutes a day and add 5 minutes every day until you are doing 30 minutes a day.