Extra Weight in Your Midsection Could Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease

 In Classes, First Aid

Studies show that women who carry extra fat around their midsection are putting themselves at risk for developing cancer and heart disease more than women with smaller waists. If you have a tendency to deposit fat around your middle, there are a few simple steps you can take so that you are never on the receiving end of someone’s CPR training.

The great thing is that you can change how you look and have fun along the way. These are very basic changes and really easy to incorporate into your day. You will begin to see a difference in a few weeks.

Limit your intake of high calorie fatty foods. Cook with healthy oils in place of butter.

Eat 2 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables each day. These will help to stabilize your blood glucose.

Do at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise each day. This is a great way to burn off excess calories. Meet up with friends and walk instead of going out to lunch.

Work out with weights a couple times per week. This will help to burn calories and reduce fat around the waist.

Drink a cup of green tea each day. The rich antioxidants have been known to help reduce fat cells.

Get plenty of rest. For most of us that is about 7 to 9 hours.

There are ways to help a victim of a heart attack and there are ways to avoid ever becoming a victim. Taking part in your company’s Onsite CPR Training or signing yourself up for an  Orange County BLS Training course are ways in which you will learn the proper techniques for keeping another person alive if they suddenly stop breathing.

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