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
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
"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
Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
When I started my journey at 275, (high weight was 300), I started counting Carbs to control Blood sugar I didn't care about Calories. Got my sugar under control and started loosing weight. I started to pay attention to calories and became fixated on... Read more
A friend gave me the 3 day Cardiac fad diet plan to lose 10 lbs in n3 days. I tried it for 2 days and on the 3 day I felt extremely tired and weak. I didn't have any energy to work out on my Wii or clean house. I had asked my doctor about the diet an... Read more
I'm still adjusting my diet. I make bad choices, especially when I eat out. I just started tracking recently - I was lazy. Now that I'm tracking I'm really more mindful of it though. But I go over almost every day.... Read more
I didn't "diet" to lose weight, I learned how to enjoy healthy foods and I don't choose to eat crap. I didn't work out just to lose weight so that I could quit as soon as I made goal. I enjoy being active and fit. This is just my life now. I love it.... Read more
The whole "it's a lifestyle, not a diet" idea really comes into play during maintenance. Some people feel the need to weigh/measure/track everything forever, even in maintenance. I personally just needed a mental shift that this is how I live now.... Read more
Doing the so called ATKINS diet I have found out that my LDL cholesterol level is a little high. I am wondering if I should stick with this diet or transfer with more fruits etcs. in it. 39... Read more
Going to the doctor when you're sick is a no-brainer. But going when you're perfectly fine can be a lifesaver. "People who schedule routine visits get the best preventive services, and that sets the stage for success," says Jonathan... Read more
Many religions recommend fasting for both spiritual and/or health benefits. All religious fasts are different: Some restrict certain foods, while others only restrict the times of day in which one can eat. Few religious fasts involve a long-term or c... Read more
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