How Does Exercise Affect Cholesterol?

exercise affects cholesterolAside from any prescribed medications, it is pretty well known that diet and exercise are among the most recommended treatments for cholesterol issues. Pretty much everyone knows this, but most people prefer to simply rely on medications to treat high cholesterol. One reason for this might be that it just seems easier to take medications and not change your lifestyle at all.

Unfortunately, you need more than medications to properly maintain your health, not to mention that you don’t want to need to take medications for something as treatable as high cholesterol. It is better for you to put the work in to change your lifestyle for your overall health.

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Rules of Eating Fruit for Diabetics

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It is easy to assume that following a diabetic friendly diet would be overly restrictive, and that most of the foods you enjoy are completely off limits. It is true that you have to be careful about what you eat and that there are restrictions and limitations, but you can still enjoy many of the […]

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Is Cholesterol Actually Bad For You?

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The thing about science is that it’s always evolving. As we learn more about how the human body works, the things we always held as true may change. Recently, in the media, there have been some claims that cholesterol might not be as bad for you as originally thought. Many are taking this to mean […]

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Diabetes Friendly Recipes for More Energy

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More energy it’s something everyone could use. From first cup of coffee to your afternoon trip to the vending machine at work, it seems like chasing down a quick energy fix just leaves you feeling even more sluggish than before. When you are watching what you eat due to diabetes, you might find it even […]

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Low Impact Heart Healthy Exercises

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Cardiovascular exercise is an important part of every heart healthy lifestyle. A good cardio workout gets your blood pumping to all of your extremities, burns fat and calories, and helps release stress relieving endorphins. Most importantly of all, cardiovascular exercise helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Every human body isn’t primed for running a […]

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Carb Counting for Health

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A healthy diabetes friendly diet has many components. Of course, diabetics need to be careful about their sugar intake, but it is more complicated than just that. Monitoring your carbohydrate intake is just as important as watching how many sweets you eat. Good and Bad Carbohydrates There is a good side and a bad side […]

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Good Cholesterol Sources

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Although cholesterol has a reputation for being something that should be avoided at all costs, the truth is that not all cholesterol is bad. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Cholesterol Basics The first step to truly making a difference to your own health and well-being is to understand the basics. After all, how […]

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Breakfast as A Way to Start Your Day

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As the saying goes, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. This goes for everyone, but especially for expecting mothers. It is even more important for expecting mothers with gestational diabetes. Why is breakfast so important? Breakfast is the first meal you eat after many hours of fasting, thus the name “break-fast”. It […]

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Easy Weekly Meal Plan for Diabetes

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A healthier diet and lifestyle is the first thing that is recommended to anyone that is diagnosed with diabetes. This is because the foods you eat have a direct impact on your blood sugar levels. Meal planning is the number one way to help you follow through with a healthier diet. No Guess Work Perhaps […]

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High Blood Pressure Explained

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More than likely, you have heard plenty of warnings about the dangers of high blood pressure. You hear all the time that it is important to watch your blood pressure, lower your blood pressure, eat a heart healthy diet, and to get some exercise. What you rarely hear is high blood pressure explained, or how […]

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