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Cholesterol Levels Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cholesterol Levels.

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What Causes High Cholesterol?

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

The Keys to Conquering Cholesterol

Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and...  Read more

Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise

"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne...  Read more

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance. It is a building block of body cells and hormones, makes up 50 percent of your nervous system, and is necessary for metabolism. In moderate amounts, it is essential to good health. But the dangers of high ch...  Read more

Exercising with High Cholesterol

Being overweight is a leading risk factor for high cholesterol. The good news is that regular physical activity will help with both weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Exercise can actually increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (b...  Read more

What is your level in sparkpoint?? I'm level 2 bec
Updated 7/24/2016 8:57:57 AM

What is your level in sparkpoint?? I'm level 2 because I'm new in this app....  Read more

Annual physical on 8/1. Cholesterol was 220 last o
Updated 7/23/2016 11:08:58 PM

Annual physical on 8/1. Cholesterol was 220 last oct. Have cut back on restaurant eating. Any advice for having decent bloodwork next week? Any tips for what/how to eat that might help?...  Read more

Lesson learnt. check my fitbit flex battery level
Updated 7/23/2016 1:21:37 PM

Lesson learnt. check my fitbit flex battery level before a big walk. I know we did over 5km... because the 5km egg hatched. But flex died part way. At 18000 steps. I wonder if I'd have hit 20,000.....  Read more

I have to say being on this journey has really helped me in my energy levels, I feel better, my achy
Updated 7/19/2016 10:23:55 AM

I have to say being on this journey has really helped me in my energy levels, I feel better, my achy joints are so much better!! #gettinghealthy...  Read more

LDL cholesterol was high last visit. Planning on trying a more Mediterranean diet. Anyone have advic
Updated 7/18/2016 8:35:40 AM

LDL cholesterol was high last visit. Planning on trying a more Mediterranean diet. Anyone have advice?...  Read more

Add in some meatless meals

By consuming less meat and meat by products your cholesterol level may decrease....  Read more

Cholesterol, Sugar: Whats the Connection?

More cholesterol is produced from eating sugar than from eating fat. Although the liver produces cholesterol, the intestines also play an important part in determining overall cholesterol levels. Eat Omega 3's which will bring down your triglycerides...  Read more

Swimming for Cardio

This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level....  Read more

7 Reasons You Can Feel Good about Eating Chocolate Today

Chances are good that you'll encounter chocolate at some point today. Chocolate has earned a bad rap as a guilty pleasure, but this superfood has some pretty amazing health benefits. We think you should feel good about eating chocolate--the dark...  Read more

You Asked: ''Should I Be Concerned about Going Over My Daily Cholesterol Limit?''

Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health? Great question! Dietary cholesterol usually gets a bad rap, but did you know that your body actually needs cholesterol? That's because cholesterol is a building block of body c...  Read more

Blog #21 June 10th A1C average and Cholesterol levels from last fasting blood test

Hey Everyone, So I had a dentist apt and things are good no cavaties but I need to go back on Monday to finish my cleaning at dentist. I do have a problem with my bottom part of my teeth and them not being good and just I need to take care of that...  Read more

Do Eggs Raise Cholesterol Levels?

Short Answer: NO Although egg yolks are a major source of cholesterol---a waxy substance that resembles fat---researchers have learned that saturated fat has more of an impact on cholesterol in your blood than eating foods that contain choleste...  Read more