Eat Right and Exercise Frequently
According to the American Heart Association, changing your lifestyle is considered the first defense in treating calcification of the abdominal aorta. The first step is to begin eating a healthy diet. Increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat proteins such as meat. Stay away from foods high in saturated fats and trans fat as well as red meat. Rather than deep-frying foods, poach, grill, or bake your food.
The next step is to include exercise as part your daily routine. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of brisk physical activity five times per week. Exercise does not have to take place exclusively within the confines of a gym, try walking around the neighborhood, mowing your lawn, or dancing to your favorite tunes.
Other important lifestyle changes include, stopping smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, and managing diabetes if applicable.
Making these lifestyle changes will reduce your risk for a whole host of other conditions including cancer, heart attack, and stroke.