Dr Oz: Heart Disease Risk Factors
Dr Oz shared the Heart Disease Symptoms and CRP Test that women need to know so they can find out whether they are at risk for the #1 killer of women. Next, he shared Heart Disease Risks and his 30 Second Heart Disease test you can try at home. Plus, try out his Healthy Artery Stretch.
Do you know your Heart Disease risk factors? Here are the three big ones Dr Oz mentioned.
- Family History
- C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test
Dr Oz: 30 Second Heart Disease Test
You can do Dr Oz’s 30 Second Heart Disease Test at home to get a quick assessment of your heart health. Dr Oz used his audience to demonstrate how you can do this quick test.
Just stand up and bend over, relaxing your hips. Try to touch your toes. That’s all there is to it. The better your reach, the more flexible your arteries probably are. If this is difficult for you, it may be time to get your heart health checked out.
Though most of the audience was pretty flexible, Lynn could only get just below her knees. She even came on the stage to show off her stretch. Dr Oz said that it is easy to become more flexible with practice, and all it takes is a little stretching every day.
Before getting to that, Dr Oz had Lynn compare arteries. The first was flexible, which makes it easy for blood to flow through. The next was inflexible, and Lynn compared it to burned bacon. Dr Oz suggested the comparison of uncooked pasta, but noted that it isn’t flexible at all.
Healthy Artery Stretch: Dr Oz
Dr Oz’s idea was to get everyone stretching for about 30 minutes a day, three times per week. Ideally, you should hold each of your stretches for around 20 seconds. Following this regimen means you could become 23% more flexible.
Lynn said she didn’t stretch at all before coming to this show, but she was ready to get serious about it.
Dr Oz suggested a stretch you can try to make your arteries more flexible. Just take a step forward and do a half moon stance. Keep your right leg in front and raise your hands above your head. Lean back and hold your stretch for the full 20 seconds.
Dr Oz: Konjac Root Review for Cholesterol
Dr Oz suggested trying Konjac Root in your diet to help lower bad LDL Cholesterol, which will have an effect on improving your heart health.