Eat right, feel right

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - LIVING - > FROM PAGE 19

Try to be ac­tive ev­ery day, aim­ing for 30 min­utes of ex­er­cise. Vac­u­um­ing the rugs, mow­ing the lawn, or win­dow shop­ping dur­ing lunch counts.

Ex­er­cise low­ers triglyc­erides and boosts HDL choles­terol.

11. Don’t smoke

Smok­ing isn’t good for triglyc­eride lev­els, or any­thing else for that mat­ter. Less is bet­ter, none is best.

12. Get enough sleep.

Sleep-de­prived people are at greater risk for heart dis­ease.

Sleep-de­prived people weigh more.

Sleep­ing helps your body re­store and heal it­self.

Aim for seven to eight hours a night.

Bot­tom line: A healthy life­style trumps genes when it comes to re­duc­ing your risk for heart dis­ease. – HealthNewsDigest.com

There is no deny­ing it: fruits and veg­eta­bles (in­clud­ing beans) are na­ture’s su­per­foods — aim for at least five serv­ings a day. — Filepic

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