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
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
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
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
"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
I'm taking a temp job where I'll be hiking 5 to 10 miles a day. We'd be doing this for 21 days straight, then taking 7 days off (over the course of 3 months). The way the work schedule would be set up, I'm going to have to cut my cardio back to 30 mi... Read more
Today I finally got to Level 13 (my current trophy from SparkPoints)!!! It's been a long time in coming. I made it a small goal to provide incentive to begin tracking again and re-lose 10 pounds!!! Instead of focusing too much on the scale, I am f... Read more
When putting in my information, one of the questions asked for is activity level. I work out a LOT (most days 70-80 min of cardio + strength, and about 40 minutes (total) of walking to and from school) but I'm also a med student, which means I spend... Read more
I have exercised and dieted for the past two years (since I got married). I just was never motivated enough to keep it up. I'm finally motivated but I need help. I have no energy to workout!! I start my workouts and within 1 minute I'm ready to just... Read more
Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier... Read more
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
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
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
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
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