I am pretty sure that most of you have been to different Christmas parties in the past few days — munching here, drinking there and having your merry way, and there are probably more parties coming as we prepare for the New Year.
I know this is â€˜the season to be jollyâ€™, but let us not forget that our cholesterol levels can also party while we do. It may be a bit difficult to control the eating at this time (Yes, I am having a difficult time myself! :D), but there are plenty other ways to manage our cholesterol levels. Aside from having instant cholesterol tests handy, you can also follow these tips I have prepared for everyone.
At least 15-30 minutes of walking three times a week can help your metabolism and burn calories faster, as well as lower LDL and increase HDL. If youâ€™re not committed to that, just start with the basics. Donâ€™t lie down immediately after a meal. You can also take time to walk to your destination and back home if itâ€™s nearby (and save gas in the process).
Drink Plenty of Water
There are a lot of advantages in drinking water. Not only does it clean the body of toxins, it also keeps you from being dehydrated, and works wonders for the skin. Drinking water is definitely healthier than chugging down cans of colas or bottles of beer.
Enjoy the Party!
Partying does not necessarily mean disaster to your cholesterol level. You can share one food serving with your partner or with a friend so you donâ€™t have to eat so much.
During parties, stand, go around and chat with other guests. If there is room for dancing, go on and dance! This is a wonderful and fun way to exercise and a great way to interact with other guests as well.
So, see you at the party? ;)