Aerobic Exercise

Feb 22 by

Aerobic Activities and cholesterol levels. As we’ve discussed on this site, cholesterol is a fat like substance. It plays a pretty vital role in keeping the body fit and healthy.  However its levels need to be maintained at an ideal range. One of the ways you can do that is by diet, but the other way is through suitable exercise. Any significant fluctuation in the levels may harm the body and could affect its metabolism. High cholesterol may also be responsible for many diseases that affect the heart, liver and the brain. Some of these diseases are Cirrhosis, Alzheimer and several other strokes. It is responsible for hemorrhagic stroke on the brain. The cholesterol content in the body is responsible for all these diseases. However to be more specific, the main culprit is the...

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Types of Cholesterol

Feb 9 by

The Main Types of Cholesterol in the Body. There is actually only one type of cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is a kind of fat created by the liver or obtained by eating animal products. It’s essential for a body to function and thus needs to travel from the liver through the bloodstream for cells to use. Proteins However, since cholesterol is a fat it is not soluble in the bloodstream. This means that cholesterol separates itself from the bloodstream much like oil separates itself from water. In order for cholesterol to travel through the body it must be packaged with proteins. Proteins form a shell around the fatty cholesterol creating a “cholesterol complex”. When people refer to “types” of cholesterol they are actually referring to the proteins used to create these complexes. Lipoproteins...

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Foods that lower cholesterol

Feb 7 by

When you set out to eat a heart-healthy diet, the information that you receive can seem discouraging. The message that comes across is: if it tastes good, it is bad for me. Thankfully that is not always true. In fact, there are several foods that lower cholesterol levels, especially “bad cholesterol” while increasing the cholesterol that is good for the heart and blood vessels. The foods and food groups may surprise you and may taste a bit better than you think! Oh, don’t forget also that vitamin D, especially when it’s produced by the action of sunlight on your body, is also considered to be pretty good too. You can get vitamin D in your food, but not everyone gets enough, especially in less sunny countries.     Olive oil Olive oil tastes great...

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Reduce Cholesterol

Jan 25 by

Food and Exercise Strategies to Reduce Your Cholesterol If you have been told by your doctor you have elevated cholesterol levels, there are strategies you can use to reduce cholesterol without resorting to medication. Lifestyle change Employing non-drug methods comes with a need to view these strategies as a lifestyle change, rather than a short term plan. Lifestyle changes can be difficult to institute but, if you are determined, it can be done with some will-power. After a while, your new habits will feel natural and you will wonder why you did not start earlier. Fats The first reform that comes to most peoples’ minds when talking about lowering cholesterol is the need to cut out fats. That, however, is not necessarily the best approach. Evidence has shown consuming more healthy fats and less...

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High Cholesterol Symptoms

Jan 25 by

If you’re like most people in the modern world, if you have high cholesterol you won’t usually show any symptoms – you can’t tell just by looking. That’s one of the big problems, because you may not even be aware of it. What normally happens is that high cholesterol levels are discovered in a regular medical checkup with your doctor, usually when a blood test is performed. The worst-case scenario to discover this is when serious health problems develop, like heart disease, or stroke. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Angina, usually felt as a chest pain, is the main symptom associated with coronary heart disease. Angina is best described like a pressing feeling on the chest, or a tight squeezing sensation around the chest, almost like a tight band. It sometimes feels like another person...

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