Heart disease takes the lives of roughly 1 in 5 people in America. While advances in medical technology have increased that can help people at risk or suffering, this problem won’t be reduced until we make better choices in our lives. Everyone already knows that a healthy, balanced diet and regular excercise are the two greatest things we can do for ourselves, and should be taken very seriously, but what else can we do?

1. Take A Multivitamin Rich In B, C, and Omega-3.

These vitamins should be present in your daily diet, but a boost from a multivitamin will help as well.

2. Drink Lots Of Water

While not everyone can realistically drink 64 oz. of water a day, drinking it as often as possible will do wonders for you. Choose water over soda, and you will notice a difference in your overall well-being.

3. Have A Beer Or Glass Of Wine Every Day

Just one of either of the two will help lower your cholesterol, a major player in heart disease. It will also put you in a more relaxed mood, which will assist with your blood pressure. Just don’t have more than one regularly, that will counteract the positive effects and can bring you into alcoholism.

4. Get Help If You Have Sleep Apnea

If your partner says you snore too much, get help. If you are by yourself, try and record you sleeping to make sure. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing many times a night, which interferes with your REM cycle, increases blood pressure, and reduces your overall health.

5. Drink Hot Tea Every Day

Not only is it soothing and tasty, it’s great for you! It doesn’t really matter what kind you drink, but green and black are best. It helps lower your cholesterol, and that warm comfy feeling you get from drinking it can’t hurt your mood either!

There are so many things you can do to help lower your cholesterol. Hopefully our advice will get you started, but check out these great websites that go in greater detail and have loads of little things you can do every day to make a significant impact on your health:

30 Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease And Stroke – Reader’s Digest
Lifestyle Changes – American Heart Association