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Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Most obese people experience weight gain in the belly, thighs and hips. The most efficient weight loss exercises for midsection fat are cardio exercises. Walking is a form of light cardio exercise that can help you to achieve, sustain and maintain weight loss.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
There are so many reason why you are overweight or obese and to lose weight. You may be carrying that extra weight for genetic reasons, your life style and your eating habit.
Saturday, 16 June 2012
High cholesterol diets are not the only causes of elevated cholesterol levels. There are many other factors that affect your cholesterol levels. These include controllable and uncontrollable factors.
The uncontrollable factors have to do with things you have no power to change. They include but not restricted to the following.
Your Family History
Your risk of several health conditions and diseases are determined by your family history. This is one of the reasons doctors are interested in the family history of their patients. Some people have a predisposition to high cholesterol.
Researches have shown that men are more prone to high cholesterol than women. It is also a proven fact that women naturally start experiencing increased cholesterol levels around the ages of 50 – 55 years while that of men is 45 years and above.
The more you grow old the more your risk of developing high cholesterol level. You definitely have no control over this.
The controllable high cholesterol risk factors have to do with your life style. They include but not limited to.
Your Activity Level
People who are not active stand a more increased risk for high cholesterol levels. Exercise decreases LDL cholesterol (bad) levels in your blood and increases your HDL cholesterol (good) levels. The good news is that you don’t have to engage in a strenuous exercise to get these benefits.
Your diet is contributing to your high cholesterol levels if they are mostly made up of cholesterol promoting foods. These are mostly foods with saturated fat.
Obesity or being overweight increases your blood cholesterol levels. This is due to the fact that your body stores the extra calories you eat as triglycerides. The HDL cholesterol levels tend to be low if the triglyceride levels are high. To improve your cholesterol levels, you have to engage in a weight loss plan.
High cholesterol levels combined with other health conditions put you on a high risk of complications and diseases.
To improve your health and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and other health issues you have to lower your cholesterol levels.
You are advised to consult your doctor to help you develop a cholesterol-lowering plan that is safe and effective for you.