Yo-yo dieting may increase the risk for coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women, according to a study presented to the American Heart Association on Tuesday. Although previous research focused on the heart risks associated with obesity, study leader Dr. Somwail Rasla of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island questioned whether women with normal weights could be putting their hearts in danger by on-and-off dieting.
The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready?1) plan all your meals 2) eat out no more than 2 times per week 3) get lots of sleep 4) exercise daily 5) plan for all of your cheat meals 6) relieve your stress daily with meditation, yoga, exercise, massage, accupuncture 7) Stick to your grocery list and buy only what you need; avoid overeating. 8) eat healthy 90% of the time. 9) make a decision to maintain a healthy weight and do it! 10) spend MOST of your time with freinds and family that will not sabotage you by over-eating, exposure to bad or unhealthy food or habits.
I often encounter people who do not realize how important or life changing taking the correct supplements can be for their health. Many MD's will not encourage or suggest them because they were not trained on supplements in medical school. The fact is an MD is trained in Pharmacology. Hence, they prescibe medications to treat patients. Ahhh..now that makes sense. Patients trust the Doc, they go to the Doc and the Doc gives them medicine......
I went for another test on my cholesterol last week and all my numbers are looking better. My LDL is up a little so I still have to work on that. High cholesterol does run in my family so it is something I have to be aware of every day. I'm doing everything possible to lower LDL but it is resisting. I have been more active with yard work and am looking to add riding my bike outside to the mix of activities. I think if I lose maybe 5 more pounds, that will help the LDL. Being tall, I don't want to lose too much weight because then I would look sick
Wait! Why do you need cholesterol? That’s the reaction of most people. Modern science and medicine have made cholesterol look like a devil. So this is an attempt to play the devil’s advocate. Did you know that the liver produces 75% of the body’s cholesterol and that it is found in ALL cells of the human body? Now irrespective of your brain sizing up cholesterol as good or bad, take a peek into what it does for your body. Here is the top six reasons why you need cholesterol: