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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

Complete level 2 of Jillian shred.. wow. I did it
Updated 9/9/2014 8:46:11 PM

Complete level 2 of Jillian shred.. wow. I did it...  Read more

boosting serototin levels
Updated 9/7/2014 3:57:34 PM

I got this statement from web,md. I am confused, if you eat a high carb meal where does the tryptophan come from to get absorbed? Protein-rich foods, such as meat or chicken, contain high levels of tryptophans. Tryptophan appears in dairy foods...  Read more

Found out my oxygen level in my body is low
Updated 9/6/2014 10:20:38 PM

When I found out my oxygen is low I also found out it is from low iron and not enough water. So remember to have both of these in your system or you will be very tired and get exhausted doing the slightest things....  Read more

Worked out with Jillian shred level 2 & did her ki
Updated 9/4/2014 6:48:50 PM

Worked out with Jillian shred level 2 & did her kickboxing... wow.. rest tomorrow still have 40 lbs to go...  Read more

Figuring out the intensity level
Updated 9/1/2014 8:12:56 PM

If one is older, what if 85% of one's resting heart rate does not feel intense (or at a level 8 out of 10)?...  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

Tracking Your Numbers

I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev...  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

Managing Cholesterol Levels--Any Ideas?

My cholesterol is high and low: unfortunately, the bad stuff is high and the good stuff is low. I was undisciplined with the knife and fork over the fall, but I've been eating very well since around January 8, and so I was disappointed to see these r...  Read more