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
Trying on last years clothes today, everything to tight. Not having been on the scale for some time, I was shocked to see 250 lbs this morning! My highest ever! Got to do something about this! Winter was brutal in Ohio and I wasn't as active and... Read more
BRIEZHETTE - You're seeing that high of a calorie range due to how many calories you burned through exercise (1129). While you don't need to eat all of those calories back, you do need to eat some back so your body has enough calories and nutrients.... Read more
Water aerobics isn't as high-intensity as, say, Zumba, so you naturally won't burn as many calories. However, the only way to get an accurate count (for you) is to have a heart rate monitor.... Read more
Bad food choice day! Calories were not high but it was the worst eating I have done since the end of November. So, I walked 6 miles after work today to bring my stress down and now I am having hot mint water. I guess anxiety and I are still in battle... 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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