Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, the following NOH/OMG office locations will no longer provide on-site blood draws: Westlake, Lorain, Olmsted Falls and Dewhurst. Click here for the nearest lab service location.
The first two steps have an impact on the rest, because getting active and eating better will help you lose weight, which in turn will have an effect on your cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood sugar. And if you’re a smoker, you’ll want to quit smoking once you realize how difficult it makes it to enjoy being active.
Getting Active means regular physical activity, which is anything that makes you move your body and in the process burns calories—like climbing stairs or playing sports. Aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming or biking benefit your heart. Strength and stretching exercises are best for overall stamina and flexibility.
Exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure, increasing HDL “good” cholesterol in your blood, controlling blood sugar by improving how your body uses insulin, reducing feelings of stress, controlling body weight and making you feel good about yourself!
Here are some little steps to get you started: