30 Minutes a Day to a Healthy Heart

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Imagine if there were small lifestyle changes that could reduce your weight, lower your blood pressure, cut your cholesterol, and stabilize your insulin levels-all at the same time. Well, inside this handy little guide, you'll find proven ways to tweak your diet, busy your body, and fire up all of your mental and spiritual muscles for a strong, healthy heart. Eat outside the box: Learn why packaged and processed foods contribute to heart disease. Conquer sitting disease: All day long, we sit-and the results are ...
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Overview

Imagine if there were small lifestyle changes that could reduce your weight, lower your blood pressure, cut your cholesterol, and stabilize your insulin levels-all at the same time. Well, inside this handy little guide, you'll find proven ways to tweak your diet, busy your body, and fire up all of your mental and spiritual muscles for a strong, healthy heart. Eat outside the box: Learn why packaged and processed foods contribute to heart disease. Conquer sitting disease: All day long, we sit-and the results are deadly! Here's how to get more movement into your daily life. Purge the toxins: From trans fats to viruses to air pollution, our bodies are bombarded with heart-threatening poisons. Learn how to clean up, inside and out. The research is clear: 90% of all heart attacks can be avoided by making lifestyle improvements. Isn't it time you protected yourself and your loved ones? 30 Minutes a Day to a Healthy Heart is unlike any other health program you've tried: It's simple; it's clear; it's proven to lengthen your life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762108473
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 1/18/2007
  • Series: Reader's Digest Pocket Guide Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
What We Know Today About Your Heart
Your Heart's Full Potential     8
The 6 Deadly Heart Attackers     18
Excess Body Fat     20
Cholesterol     23
High Blood Pressure     27
Chronic Inflammation     31
Metabolic Syndrome     35
Oxidative Stress     38
Beyond the Big 6     41
Welcome to the 30-Minutes-A-Day Plan
Our Promise     44
Getting Started     48
Staying With It     53
Involving Your Doctor     58
Eating Outside the Box
The 30-Minutes-A-Day Eating Plan     62
It's All in the Processing     78
The Truth About Carbs     88
Overcoming Portion Distortion     93
Superfoods to the Rescue     96
Cooking Cures     111
Managing Restaurants     115
Supplement Power     120
Overcoming A Sitting Disease
Rise Up Against Sitting Disease     130
Take Your Heart for a Walk     138
Picking Up the Pace     144
Strength at Any Age     149
The Restorative Power of Stretching     160
Nurturing a Happy Heart
How to Be Kind toYour Heart     166
Faith     169
Enjoying Life     172
Defeating Stress     176
Alcohol (in Moderation)     180
Yoga     183
Purging the Poisons
Heal with Clean Living     188
Tobacco     191
Pollution     196
Tooth Plaque     199
Viruses and Bacteria     201
Tracking Well
6 Numbers That Can Save Your Life     206
4 Numbers to Track Every Day     213
The 30-Minutes-A-Day Plan Workbook
Putting the Healthy Heart Plan to Work     218
The Healthy Heart Starter Kit     220
Healthy Heart Recipes     222
Index     247
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