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"You can use your body weight for resistance training, so you don't have to buy any expensive equipment, but you do need a few basic items to get started," Cacolice advises.

  • Wear shoes with a rigid heel counter for balance and stability
  • Drink from a bicycle-style water bottle to reduce abdominal cramping
  • Use a child's ball for wall squats, a lower body resistance exercise
  • Remember to include push-ups, an upper body resistance exercise

To reduce your risk of heart disease even further, combine regular exercise with a healthy diet, the authors advise.

Reducing dietary cholesterol can be fairly simple. "You don't have to omit foods that are high in animal fat, but consider your portion sizes and a wide variety of foods," says Cindy Moore, MS, RD, director of nutritional therapy at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. "Because even moderate changes can have a big impact." She suggests the following:

  • Select only low-fat or fat-free dairy products
  • Limit red meat servings to the size of a deck of cards
  • Increase intake of low-fat protein like poultry, fish, or soy
  • Include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Split restaurant entrées with a friend or take half home

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