25 people showed up to hear Dr. Silbert talk about, How To Prevent A Heart Attack. Dr. Silbert gave a powerful presentation to the residents and guests at Heritage Woods in South Elgin where I work. I learned something new, our USDA food pyramid has shifted recently and given fruits and vegatables a more important ranking. Dr. Silbert encouraged us to cut back on the red and white meat and replace it with fish. She also explained how doctors are evaluating our “good” HDL and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels separately instead of looking at the combined total. Last Wednesday, Richard Wolff, a registered dietician and owner of MedFitness in St. Charles stressed similar ideas in his presentation to us. He joked that when people ask him how many days a week does someone have to do some form of exercise, his answer is, “just on the days you eat”. I am making a commitment today to increase the vegatables I eat and to work out on the days I eat! And, I will try to eat fish once a week.
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