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
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
"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... 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
Here are a list of foods that I use that don't have HFCS in them; however, you have to be careful of other sweeteners companies are using. Here is a list of foods which I have researched and use, so I know the amount of sugar we consume which is very... Read more
Just started a new round of high dose prednisone last Tuesday for my ulcerative colitis flare & gained 4 pounds since. Ugh. Doesn't help I have to eat a near no fiber diet while in a flare :/... Read more
Last Sunday I ran my first Full Marathon!!!!! So I've done several halves and the marathon high was pretty awesome, it's an amazing feeling and I'm so glad I have changed my life and am fit and active!! So I am curious, how many people here on sparkp... Read more
Hi all, when I started my weight loss journey over a year ago I ate at the very low end of my calorie limit. I did lose weight but felt tired... this time I switched around I am eating at the high end for the past 3 weeks. I have not lost any pounds... Read more
Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... 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
I went to the doctor for a physical last week and they did some blood tests and I got the results today. I have high cholesterol.
I thought I was healthy. Now I'm worried I have no idea what's really going on. I've been losing weight... Read more
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