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Test Cholesterol Resources

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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

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

Triglycerides and Your Health

If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce...  Read more

Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?

Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating.  Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c...  Read more

Your Guide to Health Screenings

You know the filter in your furnace only lasts three months before it gets clogged with cat hair, and you're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and mainte...  Read more

Have you had your body fat tested? You may be at t
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Have you had your body fat tested? You may be at the point where your body needs the fat you have left in order to function properly, and has decided that your current weight is its limit....  Read more

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Updated 2/26/2015 2:10:48 PM

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So I started writing and putting it the test, it w
Updated 2/23/2015 8:05:25 AM

So I started writing and putting it the test, it was when I started seeing the results I was amazed. My doctor wanted to know what I started doing and told me to keep it up. With that said I think I will pull it together and start blogging it. Stay t...  Read more

Test suggests eating below my metabolic rate??
Updated 2/14/2015 10:50:19 PM

Hi all!! I had my metabolic rate (RMR - what your body burns at rest before any activity or exercise) tested by indirect calorimetry (breathing into a machine after certain conditions are met). The person doing the test told me it was accurate t...  Read more

New National Dietary Guidelines on Cholesterol
Updated 2/14/2015 9:30:56 AM

"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

UnInsured or unemployed? Get Free Tests

WALGREENS offer free tests with their Wellness Bus Tour. Go to WALGEENS.COM eneter your zip code and it tells you were the bus is. These free health tests include: total cholesterol, glucose reading for blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index,...  Read more

Not sure you have diabetes?

Publix Pharmacy offers FREE diabetes screenings in partnership with CholestCheck, a health screening services company. Sign up for free diabetes newsletter and see optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for pur...  Read more

Cholesterol Support

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

You Asked: ''Should I Be Concerned about Going Over My Daily Cholesterol Limit?''

Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health? Great question! Dietary cholesterol usually gets a bad rap, but did you know that your body actually needs cholesterol? That's because cholesterol is a building block of body c...  Read more

10 Screening Tests Everyone Should Consider

With health care cost rising at an alarming rate, having a list of common screening tests to ask your health care provider about may help keep you on the path of healthy living. While many of these tests are not diagnostic in nature, they do allow yo...  Read more