2. Take Chromium
By 2050, experts predict that 1 in 3 Americans will be diabetic. To help prevent this chronic condition, chromium has proven to be a potentially life-saving supplement.Studies show that this trace mineral helps regulate insulin production, reducing blood sugar levels and preventing damaging effects.
Under-a-Minute Tip: Take 200 micrograms of chromium a day.
3. Check Your Heart Rate Daily
By checking your heart rate every day, you can protect yourself against having a heart attack or stroke. It’s simple: Place your index and middle fingers on your wrist bone, directly under your thumb. Press gently to feel your pulse. Count the beats for 10 seconds. Then multiply by 6 to get your resting heart rate. For example, if you get 6 beats in 10 seconds and multiply by 6, that’s 36 beats per minute.
The average resting heart rate for adults is between 60-80 beats per minute. If you’re a woman and your resting heart rate is above 90, you are at a 3 times greater risk of dying of heart disease.
A new study shows that if your heart rate keeps going up more than 10 beats a month, your risk for heart disease increases by 16%.
Under-a-Minute Tip: Take your resting heart rate before you get out of bed every morning. If it is high or keeps going up every month, see your doctor.
Click here for Dr. Oz’s tips on how to keep your heart healthy.