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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
Ok...so as my weight lowers I start my fear of losing weight. Not that I fear loosing weight itself, but last time I was small, I was battered, lost ro children and 1 murdered. I vowed I would never be battered again, even if I had to weigh 300# So... Read more
"A U.S. advisory panel reviewing national dietary guidelines has decided to drop its caution against eating cholesterol-laden food, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
At a December meeting, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee discuss... Read more
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
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
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
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
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