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Lowering Cholesterol Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Lowering Cholesterol.

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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

Fats That Fight Cholesterol

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

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

The Secrets of Eating Right and Living Longer

Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol. ...  Read more

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

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

Lower Back Pain with Exercise
Updated 3/28/2015 6:31:39 PM

I am in Pulmonary Rehab. I have constant lower back pain because I am super morbidly obese and not accustomed to exercise. I don't want to quit. How can I manage the pain?...  Read more

3 pounds and one size lower
Updated 3/19/2015 1:18:33 PM

Last week was spring break. I went to my mom's. I had a plan, brought my own food, workout stuff and a goal not to let her mess me up. I bought jeans a smaller size at the end of the week and weighed 3 lbs less. I worked out everyday, ate well and ha...  Read more

Sick of lower belly pooch!
Updated 3/10/2015 5:48:32 PM

I have been exercising regularly, both cardio and body weight exercises, I exercise mostly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends. Sometimes I squeeze in a morning walk if I happen to be up early, which isn't often as I am just not a morning person. ...  Read more

I am looking for lower body strength training exer
Updated 3/5/2015 1:37:27 PM

I am looking for lower body strength training exercises for the very heavy. I am to heavy for squats and lounges as it puts to much pressure on my hips and knees. Any ideas that will be easy on the joints?...  Read more

exercise machines for the lower body
Updated 3/5/2015 1:40:37 PM

I am curious, when it comes to bikes, ellipticals, etc. what is the best one for the lower body? especially quads and glutes? the world of exercise machines leaves my mind completely boggled. and I have no idea how or where to find unbiase...  Read more

egg substitue

needing to lower cholesterol...  Read more

Oatmeal for Breakfast!!

Oatmeal is filling and helps tide you over until lunch....  Read more

Cholesterol Support

A support group for those who wish to lower their cholesterol levels and maintain healthy numbers. ...  Read more

Chocolate: A Little Goes a Long Way to Help Prevent Heart Disease

Chocolate--just saying the word can trigger a craving like nothing else. However, I must confess, for the past two years that hasn't been a big issue for me because every night I have what I like to call my anti-oxidant cocktail. This cocktail consis...  Read more

25 Cheap, Healthy, and Delicious Foods

Watching your wallet and your waistline can be tricky, but we've scanned the shelves and roamed the aisles and found 25 foods that are nutritious and affordable. (These prices will vary according to location.) This is part of a continuing series call...  Read more

Lowering Cholesterol

From Spark Trivia Quiz: In order for exercise to improve your cholesterol levels, it must be: Exercise can increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol. You'll be happy to know that you don't need to spend coun...  Read more

Lowering Cholesterol

I did not realize that gaining weight would have such a profound influence on my cholesterol. I haven't been as dedicated to losing as I should, i.e. my cholesterol number is approaching 400! Today is the day that I'm changing my harmful habits...  Read more