How to Get Healthier Heart Numbers

Follow these steps to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and other numbers associated with heart health.

How to Get Healthier Heart Numbers

Your heart is central to staying healthy well into old age. The stronger it is and the better it beats, the better you’ll feel as you get older. Learn how you can keep your heart healthy in the years to come by knowing your numbers and following a few simple steps.

Avoiding Diabetes

Risk for diabetes is influenced heavily by what you eat and how much exercise you do. Exercise helps to make your body more sensitive to insulin, the hormone that helps keep your blood sugar down. That helps your blood sugar remain normal at all times of the day. You should try to avoid eating sweet foods or foods that contain a lot of refined sugars or flours. These foods spike your blood sugar, making it harder for your body to control your blood sugar and setting you up for diabetes in the long run.

5 Things to Say (& Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

Here are the experts' recommendations on having the first talk.

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