Speaking of cholesterol, it’s not something that we haven’t heard of, it’s not something that we aren’t aware of, but do you really know how to manage cholesterol effectively?
I’ve seen my mum suffering high cholesterol at the age of 55, and she had to do a bypass heart surgery at the age of 65, hence I started to take precaution whenever people talk about cholesterol!
So, what is Cholesterol?
I believe one of the crucial part of managing cholesterol effectively is to UNDERSTAND cholesterol. Just like making a delicious dish, if you don’t make yourself understand the taste of each ingredients that you going to put into your cooking, you’ll never be able to cook a good dish.
I did a research on cholesterol just right after my mum told me she’s going for a bypass heart surgery as I really need to understand what surgery she will be going through.
As you can see from the image above, on the left is the normal blood vessel and on the right is the partly blocked blood vessel. A very serious blocked blood vessel will eventually lead to Heart Attack or Stroke, that is the result when your blood flow to your heart is completely BLOCKED.
What causes blocked blood vessel?
A build-up of cholesterol plaques are what causes a blocked blood vessel. It’s not hard to understand how the cholesterol plaques build-up, it’s just like the plaques on your teeth, but we brush our teeth everyday means we clean the plaques everyday, but Can You Brush the Plaques in your HEART?
The problem here is YOU CAN’T!
This is why it’s really important for everyone above the age of 20 years old to have their cholesterol levels checked at least ONCE every FIVE (5) years.
‘I’M STILL YOUNG!’ was what I always said before going through the hard time with my mum. But it’s better early than late!
It causes no harm for you to spend a little time checking your cholesterol during young age and manage your cholesterol effectively because I’m pretty sure you’re going to be thankful when your age is growing old!
Who is at a Higher Risk of Heart Disease?
- Family History of High Cholesterol or Heart Attack
- Physically Inactive
- Suffer from Diabetes
- High-Fat Diet
- Age above 45 years old (for men) or 55 years old (for women)
How to Manage Cholesterol Effectively?
2 simple tasks:
EXERCISE and Take Care of your DIET to maintain a healthy BMI between 18.5 – 24.9!
A little tip to kick-start your healthy diet is to include 1.2g of plant sterols:
ONLY 2 servings Daily will do!
NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS® is the only milk that has ACTICOL®, plant sterols that help lower cholesterol by blocking the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. Make the 2 servings as part of your breakfast!
Also, if MARATHON sounds like a nightmare to you, what about a simple walk?
Join Nestle Omega Plus Walk-A-Mile which is happening on 3rd of September 2016!
Register at https://mro.myraceonline.com/wohd16/registrations to join the walk!
You’re in charge of your heart, if you don’t take action NOW, the doctors are going to take charge of it THEN.