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
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
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
The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
Waiting very impatiently to be scheduled for total hip replacement surgery. ......hopefully I'll get a call today! ! Meanwhile, continued PT to strengthen arms and abs in preparation for post surgical mobility support.... Read more
Today was a stressful day, taking SATs I was totally unprepared for. I ate a pint of ice cream (I'm dairy intolerant), macaroni, & chicken nuggets. Asking for prayers! 2 more days of testing!... Read more
So far I have walked 2 miles everyday for a total of 8. Tried to make it 3 today, not even close. At the end of 2 I was too tired:-( maybe I can add another mile later? I also did 210 crunches this week !... Read more
In the Daily Nutrition Feedback Report it tracks my cholesterol intake for the day ( gives the total consumed in the "Went over my goals" section). Is there any way to add a cholesterol column to the Nutrition Track Your Food section so I can see wh... Read more
I had heart problems before I was diagnosed with Diabetes & my Bad cholesterol was over 300, with total cholesterol close to 400 (sometimes over), & my Good cholesterol was very low (often less than 40).My diabetes progressed to the point where I nee... 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
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
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