A Cholesterol-Lowering Approach to Food and Exercise

Cooking During Covid Quarantine

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I. Am. Sick. Of. Cooking. Every. Day.

There, I said it. And I feel sure you feel the same way. It has been a very long March and April for all of us. At this point, I do not have my usual zest for trying new recipes. At all.

That said, I am very grateful for Alison Roman’s One-Pot Chicken recipe and Melissa Clark’s myriad of pantry recipes, and have had some success testing out several. So I thought, as we continue to quarantine, now might be a good time to  highlight some meals I’ve tried that are heart-healthy,

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How To WOFW – Work Out From Home

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In this anxious time of intense uncertainty, it’s vitally important to exercise. Exercise helps quell anxiety and is important in managing blood pressure and cholesterol.

But with COVID-19 gym closures, social distancing and self-isolation, how is it possible to get in a workout if you can’t go for a walk, run or bike ride, and don’t have equipment at home?

Well, you’ve no doubt seen “WFH” (Work From Home) so now it’s time to consider how to WOFH (Work Out From Home.) Some gyms and spin studios are offering wonderful at-home programs via Zoom and Instagram,

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Easy and Delicious Sheet Pan Salmon

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I roast Arctic Char (a great substitute for salmon) and Brussels Sprouts often, and always use two separate sheet pans. But it can be a hassle to trim and then halve fresh Brussels Sprouts and sometimes there’s not enough room in the oven. So a New York Times recipe for Roasted Salmon and Brussels Sprouts with Citrus-Soy Sauce caught my attention because the thinly sliced Brussels Sprouts roast along with (and under) the fish, all in one pan.

As I am not familiar with the recipe author, Ali Slagle, I was a little leery. Especially because I (daringly…brazenly…stupidly?) decided to try it for the first time when friends were coming for dinner.

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Adventures In Plant-Based Eating

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Have you heard of Veganuary?

No? I hadn’t either. So here’s a definition, from the Collins Dictionary: “Veganuary. (Noun) An annual event that encourages non-vegans to adopt a vegan diet during the month of January.”

Since its inception in 2014, more than half a million people in 178 countries have signed up for Veganuary, pledging to eat vegan in January. Why? In their post, Why Veganuary Is the Perfect New Year’s Resolution for Reducing Your Impact in 2020, Greenmatters explains that, “Eating plant-based has a significantly lower environmental impact than any other diet, including a vegetarian,

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How (And Why) To Take Your Blood Pressure

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Hypertension (high blood pressure) increases heart disease risk. Yet the CDC reports in Are You Wrong About Your Blood Pressure, that 1 in 6 Americans has hypertension and doesn’t realize it. Like high cholesterol, hypertension has no symptoms. So if you have an elevated risk of heart disease (because of high cholesterol) and don’t know your blood pressure, your risk of heart disease may be even higher than you realize.

That’s why it’s vital for anyone with high cholesterol—or other heart disease risk factors—to monitor their blood pressure. In High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure Raise Heart Disease Risk,

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