The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
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
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
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
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
I know this is not food, exercise, or weight related, but it is life related and I don't know who else to ask. Maybe some insight from someone else can help me.
I am working as an x-ray tech in an urgent care. Because I work mainly front desk/r... Read more
I know this isn't food, exercise, or weight related, but I need help. Any advice or shared experience might help me in this problem.
I am working as an x-ray tech in an urgent care. Because I work mainly front desk/reception and our x ray qu... Read more
I am working as an x-ray tech in an urgent care. Because I work mainly front desk/reception and our x ray quota is usually small, I am grossly underpaid, basically I am being paid as a receptionist 15.00 dollars an hour, instead of the 25.00 an hour... Read more
Hi all - we are raising our special needs 2&1/2 year old Grandson, full time since July. It has been a roller coaster since my daughters pregnancy 3 & 1/2 years ago and the past 2 have taken its toll in my fitness level! Would love to connect with o... 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
Researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania found that men who drank 3 cups of cranberry juice daily raised their HDL (the good kind) cholesterol levels by 10 percent, which in turn lowered their risk of heart disease by 40 percent. Oc... Read more
I can’t 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
I must admit until I found my passion for running I looked at all types of exercise as a form of torture. I felt as though I was being punished due to my lack of discipline when it came to my eating. Exercise was like taking medicine—you know you mus... Read more
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