Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... 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
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... 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
I have high LDL cholesterol, and have for about 5-6 years. I am female. However, I am also only 19. My cholesterol first measured high at 13 or 14, and again at 15. At the time, I had been on crutches and inactive for nearly a year, and my pediatrici... Read more
If your heart rate is elevated significantly above resting, I'd say fine. I don't track housework because I exercise deliberately (running/weights) on a regular basis and it's not enough to get my heart rate up.... Read more
Just joined! Last 2 Dr appointments showed elevated blood pressure. Severely over weight with arthritis and nerve entrapment in feet. So it's hard to stay motivated after standing for 10 hours a day. Super excited though!... Read more
For years, the Mediterranean "diet" has been touted by many nutrition experts as a way to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and more, but the advice had been loosely based on the results of "observational stud... Read more
Tricia Voss (VTRICIA)Weight Lost: 57 poundsHometown: Salt Lake City, UTOccupation: Mother and Student What was life like before your weight loss?I thought of myself as pretty healthy even though I have been overweight most of my life and c... Read more
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