Heart Health

November 8, 2008 6:42:45 PM PST
Making small adjustments in what you eat or choosing your activities wisely throughout your day can make a big difference in your heart health.Tips from Dr. Felicia D. Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM Masters in Science in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia.

Dr. Stoler has her health and fitness instructor certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and is a registered dietitian (RD) from the American Dietetic Association. She has her doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Her residency was completed at Rutgers University Athletics and ABC News' Medical Unit. She is also the host of TLC's show "HONEY WE'RE KILLING THE KIDS!"

Tips:

  • Schedule an appointment to get your numbers, cholesterol, blood pressure and risk factors

  • Develop a plan, schedule for your family to exercise, shop, cook and eat together

  • Include smart foods in your diet such as OJ, skim milk and bread that contain cholesterol lowering plant sterols.

  • Also enjoy pre-cut and washed fruits and veggies, fish oil containing organic snacks and vita-pack heart health supplements containing grape seed extracts for blood pressure and antioxidants

    FeliciaStoler.com

    American Heart Association:

    American Diabetic Association:

    Some of the sites with information on her suggestions:

    Polyphenolics.com

    Corowise.com

    AskDrSears.com

    Where to get some of these products:

    GNC.com


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