There are a lot of factors that influence heart health. Some, like age, gender, and family history are fixed, not much we can control there. But the good news is that there are many more factors that contribute to heart disease that we DO have control over! The American Heart Association calls these Life’s Simple 7®…they are: Lose Weight, Get Active, Manage Blood Pressure, Eat Better, Control Cholesterol, Reduce Blood Sugar, Stop Smoking When we specifically look at cholesterol, high LDL (bad) cholesterol affects 33% of Americans. People with high cholesterol have twice the risk of developing heart disease. Total cholesterol over 200mg/dL is considered borderline high, and over 240mg/ dL is considered high. But you can improve your cholesterol numbers. Dr. Garcia recommends activity 3x per week, focusing on eating lean proteins, and taking our Cardio-Edge. It’s a phenomenal plant-based supplement that has shown to lower overall cholesterol 20-24% and LDL 19-22%. According to Dr. Garcia, “An active lifestyle and diet focused on lean proteins, along with Cardio-Edge can improve and maintain cardiovascular health.” Life’s Simple 7® steps to a healthier lifestyle are something that we can all strive towards. It can be overwhelming to tackle all of these at one time, but even modest improvements in a few of these can mean big improvements in your health. Picking one or two of these to start with can give you some health improvements that you can see (and feel) in a relatively short amount of time. You can shop for Cardio-Edge and our other amazing supplements right here in our shop!
Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on February 1, 2016