Column: The Day After Christmas: The Silent Killer


James Price - Guest Column



Christmas is a time of family, happiness, and joy. It is a day to relax, share love and exchange gifts with our friends and family, wishing each other success in the upcoming year. It is indeed a shining moment when we gather around the Christmas tree to open our presents.

Besides gifts, a Christmas feast is an inevitable part of the celebration. We enjoy eggnog, canapes, chicken wings, cinnamon rolls, and all the other dishes that make this day special. It all seems magical. It feels like nothing can go wrong. But if we tell you that the day after Christmas is a day with the most heart attacks recorded of all the year, you wouldn’t be so quick to grab another piece of pie, would you?

People tend to be less responsible during holidays

All this relaxation can turn into carelessness and can be costly, especially for older people and those with heart problems. Think about it this way: If you have cholesterol problems, you are probably disgusted with all the medications, recommended diets and other pieces of advice your doctor has given you over the years. It’s Christmas! You want to celebrate, relax, and forget about all that stuff. You want to have a few drinks with your friends, talk with them, and enjoy all the festivities the day has to bring.

Unfortunately, the illness doesn’t care about the holidays. Something that you would describe as giving yourself a little break, doctors call signing a death sentence. The change in your habits during the holidays can cause severe problems. Because of all this excitement, you probably forgot to go to the gym, or if it’s cold outside, you maybe didn’t even leave the house. You drank more alcohol than usual, and you certainly ate a lot more than you should have. Your heart is challenged to surpass all these unexpected obstacles, and very often, it can’t. The consequences can be fatal.

How can you prevent unwanted events?

You should pay extra attention to a few details so you can enjoy your Christmas while not putting your health in jeopardy. First of all, try to have a light breakfast. Some oatmeal combined with fresh fruit would be a great choice. For your lunch, sneak some garlic, avocados, salmon or walnuts onto your plate. These foods lower the cholesterol in your blood, and they will help you make a healthy balanced Christmas menu. Remember, it is important to be moderate in both eating and drinking.

It is OK to have a drink or two, but don’t go too far. Have a glass of water between drinks and stop before you start feeling tipsy. Adding a food supplement during holidays is not a bad idea, either. Cholesterade is an excellent choice since it reduces bad cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing good cholesterol. It is 100 percent natural, and it tastes good too.

The tips above are pretty much essential for your health not only during Christmas but throughout the whole year. Try to be responsible, enjoy, relax, but don’t do something regretful. It will make your holidays even more enjoyable.

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James Price

Guest Column

James Price is the CEO of Cholesterade

James Price is the CEO of Cholesterade

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