The first thing to understand about cholesterol is that there are three types of cholesterol levels that health care professionals measure. The three types are: Total Cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol, and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol. Triglycerides are another type of fat in your bloodstream that health care professionals also measure.
The beach can strike fear in the hearts of brave men. It isn’t the threat of man-eating sharks, jellyfish, or rip currents that make them shiver. It is the thought of having to remove their shirts and reveal a winter’s worth of overindulgence.
We all know there are things we could and should do for our ‘own good’ to make our lives better. Eating, sleeping, exercising more, being present… it is so easy to say, but when you make a huge list, it can feel overwhelming. For me, breaking it down and tackling one thing at a time allows ‘change’ to feel truly possible for me. That’s why Puritan’s Pride’s commitment to One Small Change really resonated with me.
Clearly, drinking water is good for us. Our bodies need it in order to stay hydrated, to function properly, and to stay healthy, focused and fit. Unfortunately, a lot of high-dollar marketing revolving around health campaigns and bottled water companies has led us to believe too many water myths.
We’re all guilty of eating until we’re not only full; we eat until we’re really full. Have you ever been to a restaurant and forced yourself to finish that huge steak? That massive bowl of pasta? You’re nearly ready to burst, but because your plate is still half full, you keep going. Chances are your restaurant meal is supersized, even if you’re not at a fast food restaurant.
Have you ever inhaled a familiar aroma and suddenly found yourself daydreaming about a happy memory? Scents have a unique ability to make us feel strong emotions, so it stands to reason that the art of Aromatherapy may actually affect our mood.
I live in a world of coffee drinkers. There is a coffee shop on every corner. It is often the main thing I hear people clamor for first thing in the morning, and it comes in so many different varieties that the uninitiated could easily be overwhelmed. I will admit to indulging myself as well (once I figured it all out), but the truth is, I was born in to a tea-drinking family.
I’ve just returned from a fabulous spa vacation at sea! While it was wonderful being primped and pampered in a beautiful setting, it got me thinking that these special occasions needn’t be so special.
The right personal trainer isn’t necessarily the one that came for free with your new gym membership. It might not be the friend-of-a-friend who just received his certification and is willing to cut you a great deal, and it’s probably not the one your BFF spends more time flirting with than actually exercising. Or is it?
Puritan’s Pride Healthy Perspectives Bloggers explain how they incorporate exercise into their healthy lifestyle, and keep it fun! From the flying trapeze (really) to a game of catch with the kids, here are ideas for you.