This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeHeartHealthy #CollectiveBias. Heart disease runs in my family. I have lost several family members to a heart attack or from complications of the heart. As a kid, heart disease was not on my radar, but as I have gotten older it sure is. The last thing I want is to leave my kids without a mom who died at a young age. That is why I take finding simple ways to support my heart and vascular, which includes taking Qunol Ultra CoQ10.
My grandfather and my husband’s dad both died from a heart attack at the young age of 45. We lost my brother to a heart attack when he was only 60. My mom died from complications from heart disease three years ago. Three of my siblings have diabetes, which can lead to heart disease. When I had my annual physical in October, I was confident all was well. And then I got a call from my doctor. My bloodwork showed I was borderline diabetic and my cholesterol was through the roof. My doctor told me I was a heart attack waiting to happen. That is when I decided to get serious about taking control of my health with these steps:
Simple Ways To Promote Heart Health
- Consult Your Doctor: You cannot tackle a problem if you don’t know what the problem is. Meet with your doctor to determine what your risks for heart and vascular disease are. If these health issues run in your family, make your appointment ASAP. Knowing my family history, I should have made my appointment in my 40’s instead of my 50’s. Have your doctor run a complete blood panel. This will tell you if you have or are at risk for any major health problems. If you are, you and your doctor can create a plan to get your health on track.
- Lower Your Risks: Many of us have a vice or two hiding in the closet. Mine was smoking. When my kids were born, I quit, cold turkey. Stop any form of tobacco use, including dipping. Second hand smoke can also put you at risk. Alcoholism runs in my family. My doctor said this could have played a major role in my family members dying so young. Obesity is another risk factor. I am more than 50 pounds overweight. My doctor said losing just 10 pounds can lower my risk.
- Diet: It is no surprise where that extra 50 pounds I have been carrying came from. For years, my food intake has been crap! I ate a lot of sweets, carbs and fast food. My doctor said making small changes in my diet could add up to a big payoff. Now, I prep my meals once a week. This allows me to have healthy choices at my fingertips. I eat lots of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. I also take vitamins and supplements to aid in my health. For my cardiovascular health, I take Qunol Ultra CoQ10.
- Lower Your Blood Pressure: High blood pressure is scary. Called the “Silent Killer”, there are no symptoms for most people. If high blood pressure goes undetected, and untreated, you can die. Among the most common are stroke, blood clots, dementia, an aneurysm and heart disease. If blood pressure runs in your family, you must keep a close eye on it. You should have a portable blood pressure cuff so you can take your blood pressure at home.
- Exercise: In my youth, I was active. As I got older and had kids, I got more sedentary. When you work at home, it is easy to sit at the computer more than you are up and moving. My doctor told me I could cut my risk for heart disease if I walked for 30 minutes, 4-5 days a week. I got a gym membership, got a trainer and started hitting the gym. Within two months, I had already lost 11 pounds! I felt great! Now I look forward to that time that I can focus on myself. (Get your free Beginner’s Gym Workout for Women Printable!)
Knowing which supplements to take can be daunting. Head to any store with a pharmacy, and you will find aisles of supplements, vitamins and health aids. When it comes to my cardiovascular health, I want to do everything I can to lower my risks. If I can take one supplement which will support my heart and vascular health, I am interested. By taking Qunol Ultra CoQ10, I get several health benefits. It can help maintain my blood pressure, which is already in a healthy range. It is also essential for energy production and is beneficial for statin drug users, like me. I take a statin drug for my high cholesterol. You can find Qunol Ultra CoQ10 at your local Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger, Target, Rite Aid or CVS.
As we get older, our Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 levels decline. If you take statin drugs, like I do, the levels are lowered even more. Stress can also lower these levels as well. I didn’t know what CoQ10 was, so my doctor explained it to me. It is an antioxidant, which we know fights free radicals that can damage our cells. You can find the highest levels of CoQ10 in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Since our levels of CoQ10 lower with age, we need a supplement to bring our levels up. My doctor recommended Qunol Ultra CoQ10. It is the #1 Cardiologist Recommended form** of CoQ10!
Once I found out how important it was to keep my levels of CoQ10 up, I knew I needed Qunol Ultra CoQ10 in my life. It offers 3 Times Better Absorption than regular* CoQ10 and it is 100% Water and Fat Soluble. With regular use, taking Qunol CoQ10 can allow you to experience the potential benefits of CoQ10 achieving desired therapeutic levels in weeks rather than months. No wonder this powerful antioxidant is the #1 Selling Brand of CoQ10 in the USA***!
With my healthier lifestyle, I am confident my kids will have me around for many years to come!
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*Regular CoQ10 refers to unsolubilized Ubiquinone in oil suspensions in softgels and/or powder filled capsules/tablets.
**Form refers to Water and Fat soluble CoQ10. Source: AlphaImpactRx ProVoice Survey 2016
***Based on IRI Consumer Panel Data April 3, 2016
Does heart disease run in your family? What steps do you take to lower your risk?
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 3:45 pm
I love this post. Unless you have a genetic defect, heart disease is VERY easy to prevent. This post takes away all excuses not to do it.
Colleen Lanin saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 3:47 pm
Love it, love it, LOVE it! I try to stay in shape and eat the right foods, so I’m good there. I do not take a CoQ10 supplement, though, but I need to. I’ll have to give this a try.
Robin rue saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm
I am going to have to try this. I am getting older and I definitely worry about my heart health
Pam Wattenbarger saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 5:11 pm
Heart health is so important. My husband’s family has heart issues that run in the family, so he does all he can to keep his heart healthy.
Annemarie LeBlanc saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm
My husband takes CoQ10 too. His cardiologist recommended it for his heart health. I am diabetic and although my cholesterol levels are still within the normal range, I think there is no harm in taking CoQ10 too. I am not getting any younger and I would like to live to see my grandchildren grow up to be fine, responsible citizens.
mitch saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm
I used to take CoQ! Thanks for the reminder to add it back to my regimen. I am not getting any younger, that’s for sure.
Meagan saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:43 pm
These are great tips. We are getting more active as a family and loving it.
Hannah C saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 8:49 pm
I will have to share this with my mother. She needs to take better care of her heart.
Theresa saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm
Heart health is so important, especially for us women. I make sure to get a good workout in and eat heart healthy foods each day to lower my risk of heart disease. I definitely need to add in these supplements as well for a bigger punch.
@ Hip Mama’s Place saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 11:10 pm
Thankfully heart disease does not run in my family, but its never bad to take precaution. I have heard of people taking this but i didnt know what the benefits were.
mycraftingworld saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 6:30 am
These are all good things you should be doing. You just do not know how important all of this is until it pertains to you or someone you love. Keep up the good work on getting this information out. Everyone should have their blood pressure checked regularly and their cholesterol checked every year starting out at adulthood. It is never too early to take care of your heart.
Seattle Travel Blogger saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 8:43 am
Congratulations on your weight loss.
Also, my mother-in-law quit smoking after 30yrs or so; I heard that this habit is analogous with a heroine addiction in its vice power. Big congratulations on this also – you should be very proud of yourself.
Julie Wood saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 8:56 am
Heart health is so important and making sure to get enough exercise and eating properly is so important. This supplement sounds great to take and can really help the heart. I want to look into taking this supplement. Thanks for sharing.
Our Family World saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 9:16 am
My family doesnt have any history about heart failure but this article will save everyone for the future unexpected heart disease. hoping everyone wouldnt get any heart disease! this article is very helpful
Jeanine saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 9:18 am
As far as I know heart disease doesn’t run in our family, but its always important to keep this type of thing in mind. Doesn’t hurt to prepare for things you may never expect!
Amanda Love saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 9:30 am
It’s one the things that we often neglect. Our heart can do some serious damage to our body if we don’t take good care of it. I think these are great options to take care of your heart and make it stronger.
Marcie W. saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 10:34 am
Heart disease runs in my family, so it is vital that I make heart health a priority. I quit smoking years ago and continue to exercise regularly, but will be looking into this supplement as well.
Kristi saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 10:36 am
Being healthy and taking care of yourself is so important. Like you said, being there for your kids is what it’s all about.
Louise Bishop saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm
Oh goodness, it sounds like heart issues run in you and your husband’s families. It’s not an easy thing to deal with and losing someone so young is difficult.
Melissa saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm
So glad you are taking care of yourself! I always say as mothers we need to put our oxygen mask on before we can put on the oxygen masks of our kids!
makeba saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 8:40 pm
These are great tips that you share here. Heart health is extremely important -especially nowadays when the daily lifestyle doesn’t really support heart health. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Songer saysJanuary 26, 2017 at 10:50 pm
I also take CoQ10 and have for years. When I read how beneficial for people on statin drugs I got my husband to start taking it too. Thanks for this post. Like you, I’m a woman over 50 and not with the best habits. Congrats on stopping smoking. That is a very tough habit to kick.
Tonia saysJanuary 27, 2017 at 6:21 am
It’s great that you’re promoting heart health. It’s the one thing people overlook. People who are at risk really need to do all they can to prevent heart disease and others need to know how to prevent it as well.
Lynne B saysJanuary 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm
I think CoQ10 is a great supplement to add your regimen.
Mary Songer saysJanuary 31, 2017 at 11:17 pm
CoQ10 is very good at helping with the effects of taking statins. I didn’t know some of the other benefits and appreciate you pointing them out in your post
patricia caradonna saysFebruary 1, 2017 at 7:06 am
I am trying in 2017 to reduce my chances of a heart attack. I visit my heart doctor every 6 months. I am exercising daily, eating less sugar and carbs and taking my cholesterol medicine daily.
Sohair saysFebruary 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm
I always try to use vitamins and other supplements I just forget all the time.It seems like I need someone to remind me
Sandy Cain saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 8:07 am
CoQ10 is something I’ve been meaning to try for a while. Heart disease runs in my family, and I am ashamed to say that I am a smoker. : ( But, I’ve lost a lot of weight, and take all my B/P pills faithfully. Thanks for the CoQ10 reminder, off to add it to my list!
Sohair saysMarch 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm
I try to eat and cook healthy,these are great things to do
Mary Songer saysMarch 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm
Very good post explaining what CoQ10 is and what it does for you. I’ve been taking it for awhile and I got my husband taking it too. He’s on a statin drug so it’s even more important for him.
Patti saysMarch 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm
I try to eat right and exercise. These are some good tips to stay heart healthy! Thanks for the great advice!
Dotty J Boucher saysMarch 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm
This product sounds wonderful and I know for myself I try to eat healthier and drink more water in my day, I also work out and often take walks around the local parks here.
Lana simanovicki saysMarch 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm
I really needed to hear this.i have heart problems
Jenna Hudson saysJuly 7, 2017 at 9:25 am
Heart disease does not run in my family. It’s never a bad thing to take preventative measures though.
Jenna Hudson saysJuly 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Good for you for meal prepping! I think its kinda fun actually! Heart disease does not run in my family, but everyone should take strides to protect their heart!
Peggy Nunn saysJuly 28, 2018 at 8:46 am
You remind me of the little things I have let slip by. I need to work on doing more exercise again. Thank you for the reminder.