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 went to the Dr and they told me I was 20 pounds overweight and my cholesterol was 225. Any good suggestions on lowering it and what I can eat to lose weight and help with the cholsterol?
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OK I have been lowering everything, including my soda intake. Yesterday I didn't have any but I had to give in today to one. My head was pounding. I only had 12 oz but it stopped my head. I'm still winging myself off. It really upset me to give in... Read more
any tips for lowering cholesterol naturally? I'm only 24 but have extremely high cholesterol levels. My doctor prescribed 2 medications but I want to try to get the levels down on my own first because of all of the possible side effects of the meds.... Read more
As to alcohol, hard liquor is usually lower in calories than anything else. Mix them with diet soda or I've seen "skinny girl" drink mixes around, which are lower calorie. My sister likes their margarita flavor.... 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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