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
Would you be surprised to learn that you CAN feel good about fat in your food? Here’s a refresher on one source of fat – olive oil – the healthier oil of all oils and the natural juice of the olive fruit. Its most talked about benef... Read more
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
"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
I joined Spark people in september 2009 and I have been checking in almost every day since then. I know it is silly but spark point motivated me to set up a page and to start to communicate with other members. I have been collecting points and this s... Read more
A best friend of 20 years just went thru detox ror heroin addiction. in fore closure for his house no $ at all. Ther are no low cost Rx centers in our county. I hate seing hhim suffer. I have gained 2 lbs. i think from pure stress. I need to take... Read more
"Dr. Dall discusses LDL, making the distinction between LDL-C and LDL-P (LDL Particle Concentration); and the NMR test to determine LDL-P ( http://www.liposcience.com ) LDL-P is a better predictor or heart disease. Your LDL-P "number" should be below... Read more
I read that an Olive oil-rich diet prevents diabetes, as it reduces glucose levels, LDL cholesterol (bad) and triglyceride levels in blood. Anyone know anymore about this subject. Virgin Olive Oil has about 100 calories, I usually use that. Is regu... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... 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 must admit until I found my passion for running I looked at all types of exercise as a form of torture. I felt as though I was being punished due to my lack of discipline when it came to my eating. Exercise was like taking medicine—you know you mus... Read more
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