We have all heard of “GOOD” and “BAD” cholesterol levels. Cholesterol levels and heart health go hand-in-hand. Good cholesterol, also known as high density lipoproteins (HDL), helps to improve your health. Bad cholesterol, also known as low density lipoproteins (LDL), has a negative impact on health. One of the ways in which you can take control of your overall health and well-being is to raise HDL levels to offset bad cholesterol. For men that need a little help improving their HDL levels, Men’s Vitality Center can help. We offer outstanding cholesterol management programs in Glendale that can change the way you look at cholesterol and your heart health!
HDL levels help the body rid itself of LDL that can clog arteries and decrease cardiac health. Since HDL is synthesized in the body, lets start by discovering ways to improve HDL levels:
- Exercise: Increasing exercise is always one of the first methods that a physician will prescribe when HDL levels need a little boost. Exercise will help boost HDL levels, decrease excess body fat, improve mood, and so much more!
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to improve cardiovascular health while improving HDL levels. You can get ahold of these fatty acids by upping your leafy-green vegetable, soy, and nut intake.
- Upping Fish Consumption: Fatty fish (salmon, sea bass, sardines, etc.) have been shown to improve HDL. Since many people do not like fish, fish oil pills are a good substitute. Be careful which fish you buy (some are not high in Omega-3’s and others are high in Mercury which can be detrimental to your overall health) to eat on a weekly basis.
- Stop Bad Behaviors: Stop smoking, stop consuming high levels of sugars, and stop eating high-fat meals. Reversing these patterns will help improve HDL levels.
To learn more about proper cholesterol management in Glendale, AZ it is time to contact Men’s Vitality Center. We can help you learn more heart-healthy tips, and we can also prescribe alternative treatment options if the ones above have failed to improve HDL levels. Call today!