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
Okay--I have been an active member for about 4 years. I have been Level 20 for a LONG time. How about something else for us? I like earning points (just like Whose Line is It Anyway) but I'd really like to see more levels--or something FUN to continu... Read more
I've had a spark account for a while, but I floated into MFP world and lost about 25 lbs, all with cardio and eating right. Fast forward 2 years and I've gone back to school, and all that sitting on my butt study time has me right ba... Read more
I don't know if this has been noted yet, but there's a difference in tracking on the front page vs. when you click on "Track Weight & Other Measurements." On the front page, the stress rating goes from 1-10, whereas on the other page, it goes from 1-... 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
Many religions recommend fasting for both spiritual and/or health benefits. All religious fasts are different: Some restrict certain foods, while others only restrict the times of day in which one can eat. Few religious fasts involve a long-term or c... 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
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