Friday December 6, 2013
Are you finding it difficult to stay on top of your cholesterol-lowering diet? Losing the motivation to do your daily jog? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might benefit from having a buddyto keep you on track.
Studies have shown that social support networks -- whether it's a group of people with similar goal, family, or a friend -- are more helpful in meeting healthy goals than going at it alone. This includes losing weight, exercising, and lowering cholesterol. By buddying up to fight high cholesterol can keep you from slipping on your healthy commitments -- such as doctor's appointments, taking your medications, or daily exercise -- or fudging on your cholesterol-lowering diet.
Here are some other ways to keep your cholesterol on track:
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Friday November 29, 2013
Thanksgiving Day -- as well as the feast that accompanied it -- is long gone, but those turkey leftovers are not. Luckily, there are many ways you can include turkey leftovers into your heart-healthy diet without significantly increasing your lipid levels -- and without your meals becoming very boring. This article will give you a few delicious and creative ideas to help you create low-fat turkey dishes.
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Wednesday November 27, 2013
You've bought the turkey, invited family and friends - now all that's left to do is to make the sides. Everyone has one or two side dishes that accompany the Thanksgiving Day turkey. Although many of these sides are tried-and-true favorites, some of these dishes may be off-limits if you are following a cholesterol-lowering diet. Luckily, there are many ways to lower the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol introduced into some of these dishes - making them more heart-healthy and delicious. These helpful tips will show you how to make healthier sides when preparing your meal for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Tuesday November 26, 2013
Although it may seem that having high cholesterol would place a lot of foods off-limits on Thanksgiving, there are ways you can enjoy those delicious foods and still keep your cholesterol levels in check. If you're partaking in the Thanksgiving festivities today -- whether it's at your place, at a restaurant, or at a family member's home -- these heart-healthy tips will enable you to eat your favorite dishes without giving your cholesterol levels (and waistline) a huge boost.
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