Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Only about 20 regular players showed up on a beautiful sunny day. Some players are already on their way to play in the B.C. Seniors Games in Campbell River, Vancouver Island. They will be competing on Thursday and Friday.

Joel explained to a couple of new players how to play this game. I enjoyed some close games with Annette, Jane and Pat. We thanked Pat for bringing the cookies and fruit which we all enjoyed. At snack time, we talked about health, diet, hobbies, sports and the world's news. Some good suggestions about good diet and exercises can help to prevent cancer and diabetes, and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally http://commonsensehealth.com/Health-Conditions/How_to_Lower_Cholesterol_Naturally_in_7_Steps.shtml

These are the 7 steps you can take to lower cholesterol naturally. And if you follow all of them, you can count on a very high success ratio.

1.Eat a healthy cholesterol lowering diet. Some fats help lower cholesterol, while others can raise it. So get your fats right. Reduce overall fat intake, avoid trans fats, limit saturated fats and replace "bad" fats with "good" fats, such as olive oil and those found in whole grains and omega 3 fish. High fiber foods also help lower cholesterol naturally. They decrease "bad" LDL and increase "good" HDL cholesterol.

2.Do regular healthy physical activity. At least 30 minutes of exercise a day has been shown to decrease total cholesterol and improve "good" HDL cholesterol levels,

3.Reach and maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can decrease "good" HDL levels and increase "bad" LDL and total cholesterol levels.

4.Eliminate sweets and refined foods. Few realize that eating sweets and other high glycemic foods increase triglycerides and cholesterol production.

5.Cut out caffeine and alcohol – drink water. Both caffeine and alcohol have been shown to elevate cholesterol.

6.Don't smoke or use tobacco in any form.

7.Practice good healthy stress management.

The new Tuesday night time 8:00 - 9:30 has started. Eight courts were open with about 15 players playing. Mike and I were very glad to see Nathan and Matt and we played four close games with them. They won the bronze medals at our tournament last June. They are excellent net players, hitting a lot of fast vollies, they can hit very hard, move very fast, definitely strong A players.

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