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
Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I... Read more
After being part of SparkPeople for almost a year, I am hoping to start putting it to good use today, when i start working (for the Nth time in my life) on reducing my weight!
Hi, I am Roopa, 37 yrs old, busy working mother of 2. Over the years... Read more
I'm very new to this site, and I need help.I am very depressed and sick and obese, I stay in bed and never go anywhere and dont want to get out of bed, I'm just waiting here until the day I die, no one cares.I want to change my life but just cant on... 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
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
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
Had fasting labs done today and everything came in good except my LDL levels. They were lower than they should be. I talked to my NP and asked how to get it better.
Here initial answer was nutrition and exercise. They she looked at me and lau... Read more
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