Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
If you had told me six years ago that I’d be working for SparkPeople today as a fitness and weight loss coach, I’d have told you to see a psychiatrist and get some medication to help control those delusions of yours.
At that point, m... Read more
Elevated cholesterol levels aren't caused by a high-cholesterol diet alone. The fact is, a combination of factors affect your cholesterol levels. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to high cholesterol—those that you can&... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
I am interested in tracking on Spark again, I had given it a break to try out Myfitnesspal. While I do like the tracking aspects of MFP, I feel like the community and support system is lacking there. However, I am concerned about the numbers Spark ha... Read more
I just want to start by stating a few things:
1 ) I personally eat low carb, but this thread has nothing to do with that. I am not looking to debate IF low fat is healthy, but instead hoping to focus on what is GOOD about it.
2 ) We may di... Read more
"Dr. Dall discusses LDL, making the distinction between LDL-C and LDL-P (LDL Particle Concentration); and the NMR test to determine LDL-P ( http://www.liposcience.com ) LDL-P is a better predictor or heart disease. Your LDL-P "number" should be below... Read more
I am not getting enough protein in my diet. Every protein supplement I have seen has so much cholesterol and artificial sweeteners. Is there any out there that doesn't have cholesterol and artificial sweeteners? I don't care if it doesn't taste that... Read more
Which is better: being fat and fit, or thin and unfit? The first reaction might assume that carrying excess body fat is more harmful to your health, even if you exercise regularly. But is that true? Opinions will differ depend... Read more
With much of the country experiencing an unseasonable amount of snow this winter many of us are finding ourselves digging out the snow shovel to clear our paths. But we must be mindful that while snow shoveling can give one quite a workout,it does co... Read more
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