Anti aging guide

Lifestyle and Atherosclerosis



Does your lifestyle make you prone to atherosclerosis?

  1. How much exercise do you take each week?
  2. Do you avoid salt in your diet? Do you avoid additives?
  3. Do you usually add sugar to your drinks?
  4. Do you usually eat fried food?
  5. Do you drink more than two cups of coffee every day?
  6. How much red meat do you eat?
  7. Have you had a medical check up recently?
  8. Are you overweight?
  9. Do you smoke?

Benefits of Exercise

The benefits of exercise on the heart and on the prevention of osteoporosis are well known. Researchers also say that exercise helps maintain a robust brain function. Research is currently under way to substantiate claims that exercise improves, prevents or even reverses some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Eating Habits

Your eating habits are important in avoiding atherosclerosis. You know about the adverse effects of a diet high in salt, sugar and fat. The caffeine contained in coffee, chocolate, tea and some colas can
be addictive and even two cups of coffee a day can cause caffeine dependency. Eat lean red meat only once a week, choose chicken or fish and choose to eat vegetarian sometimes.

Our efforts to maintain health should include regular medical checkups to detect early signs of disease which may strike at any time. These medical checkups should be repeated regularly in order to be effective.


Being overweight carries a risk of heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer, to name a few. Try to maintain an ideal weight, best suited to your age group and to your own lifestyle. If you are a smoker, it would be well worth trying out the tips above.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - March 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm