LIFE STYLE CHANGES
- For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity (eg. brisk walking/dancing), or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity (eg. aerobics, running, walking up hill).
- A Mediterranean diet can reduce cardiac events by 70%. With a Mediterranean Diet, 90 % of the type 2 diabetes, 80 % of coronary artery disease/heart attacks & 70 % of the strokes can be avoided.
- An Indo Mediterranean diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains like unpolished rice, whole wheat & millets; fatty fish for nonvegetarians and fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, flax seeds, soybean oil, mustard oil in vegetarians (as sources of omega 3 fatty acids) and nuts.