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.
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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
Hello. I am 35 years old and need to lose around 40-50 pounds. Losing weight has always been extremely hard for me. So, in addition to exercise, which is the best: High Protein, Low Calories, Low Carbs, or Low Fat? Thank you!... Read more
Well I made it to two months short of 63 years of age without taking any pills. As of two weeks ago I now take high cholesterol meds. Anyone have side effects? I read pros and cons of taking the meds if you have no other medical problems. Whats y... Read more
All the foods I seem to eat are high in carbs and low in protein, so I always end up eating around 160-170 carbs by the end of the day which even though I am running again now is probably a bit higher than I want for weight loss. I am aiming for abou... Read more
High Triple Digits!-my weight and the weather. 211 for me and 109 for the weather. Nice outside but SOOO hot. Definitely drinking lots of water today. Completed Day 1 of Jillian Michael's Beginner Shred DVD workout too. 30 minutes every day !!... 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
My nutritionist diagnosed me with high cholesterol and blood pressure last week. I can't say I'm surprised, but it's still hard to comprehend. I've pretty much eliminated all fast food. There's a strong history of heart disease in my family, though.... Read more
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