What's your number? Why it's important to know your
Now here's the really
exciting part…many people notice a reduction in weight and centimetres, as their
body's water store.
Mind your health
checks help maintain a healthy brain. Strokes, heart
disease, cardiac rhythm abnormalities and diabetes
are all risk factors for dementia, so monitoring
health to ensure that any problems are picked up and
treated early makes good sense.
Your bloodstream and exercise
If you are going to
exercise for more than an hour, you need to eat before you exercise or your
muscles and liver will run out of sugar and you will tire earlier. Your brain
gets more than 98 percent of its energy from sugar in your bloodstream.
Do you know your cholesterol ratio?
balance between the total cholesterol and the good cholesterol in your blood
stream is very important.
Why high blood
cholesterol is dangerous
fat, cannot move around the bloodstream on its own because it does not mix with
water. The bloodstream carries cholesterol in particles called lipoproteins that
are like blood-borne cargo trucks delivering cholesterol to various body tissues
to be used, stored or excreted.
Heart health with a handful of almonds
Are you looking for simple ways to improve your
heart health? Including a handful of almonds,
whether it’s as a snack or sprinkled throughout your
day, may be one easy and satisfying way.
Are trans fats bad for you?
By now, most of you have heard of trans fatty acids,
or trans fats, in foods, and that they may not be
good for your cardiovascular system.
Exactly what are trans fats?
wine lowers cholesterol
If you enjoy sharing
a glass of a nice red wine with friends and family, you may be working on
reducing your cholesterol while you're relaxing. Scientists at the University of
California, Davis, think that a group of chemicals in red wine, called Saponins,
are linked to the ability to lower cholesterol.
lower your cholesterol
Lowering your bad
cholesterol may not be a difficult as you thing. With the National Heart
Foundation, we provide 14 easy ways to lower your bad cholesterol.