Let’s join the Heart Health Challenge!
As a young adult, I have to say that I’m considered as one of the healthy young adult in Malaysia, I spend at least 30 minutes a day running or jogging on treadmill, I go for outdoor activities once a month such as hiking or trekking.
Often people asked me WHY? Am I on diet? NO.
I’m not really on diet, exercise doesn’t mean I want to be skinny or slim, to be exact, I want to be FIT. Not only physically FIT, it’s also another way of keeping my ‘inner side’ healthy as well.
As a Malaysia, we couldn’t denied the fact that our lifestyle is really bad especially when it comes to foods. That is why Malaysians are experiencing heart disease much earlier in life.
Heart health care should begin early on – don’t wait until it’s too late!
Parents should also play a crucial role in balance their children’s lifestyle particularly their eating habit. Don’t let your child over-eating, teach them how to control and balance their diet.
A holistic Heart Health Management
Aim to get some form of physical activity every day – let’s do it the simple way, park your vehicle a bit further than the elevator so that you can walk a bit or take the staircase up if it’s just one floor. Anything that makes your body move and burn calories is considered physical activity. Walking more is a great way to improve heart health.
2. Medical Check-up
Even if you don’t have any heart issues, we should do a regular check-ups, it’s also another way to know if you have any disease at early stage which is still controllable.
3. Balanced Diet
Eat a balanced diet – at the dining table, aim to fill half your plate with vegetables and fruits, consume milk with added plant sterols to block the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream.
Plant sterols are considered to be the most effective single food that can lower cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Plant sterols can be found in small amounts in many grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
However you may have to eat very large amounts of these items to have an effect on your cholesterol.
Another good thing to intro is Nestlé Omega Plus, you only need to drink two glasses a day to manage cholesterol levels. They have the ready box which make it easy for us to consume and bring it anywhere.
Join Nestlé Heart Health Challenge campaign and stand a chance to be rewarded by a special gift box from Nestlé Omega Plus!
Take a photo of you having a healthy meal or doing any physical activities and post it on your instagram with the following 3 hashtags:
Let’s take charge of our own heart today and pass on the healthy lifestyle to your beloved friends and family!