Today is National Lipid Day, observed to bring awareness to Dyslipidemia, which is an abnormal amount of lipids (e.g. cholesterol and/or fat) in the blood. If you have dyslipidemia, it usually means your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels or your triglycerides are too high, or it can mean your HDL (good cholesterol) levels are too low. Abnormal levels of lipids can put you at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.
Some people must be treated with medication to improve their lipid levels. Lifestyle changes, such as a healthier diet and exercise, also play a role in managing lipid levels.
Let’s get a little exercise today, and head outdoors for a walk. Even if you don’t leave your own yard, at least you’re out and about. Do you have beautiful blooms you can capture today, or even some pretty weeds? How about some visiting birds, or interesting insects? If it’s raining where you are, are there any interesting puddle reflections or water droplets on a leaf? The options are wide open today; we just encourage you to get out and move for better heart health. Go out and explore, and show us what you find today.