101 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol: Easy Tips that Allow You to Take Control, Reduce Risk, and Live Longer (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Today, more than ever, people are thinking about their cholesterol levels. But the resources they've had to help them be healthy were intimidating and expensive--until now.

This guide is the non-intimidating, easy-to-follow, one-stop resource for managing and maintaining healthy HDL, or "good" cholesterol levels.

From recognizing the risks of high cholesterol and artery blockage to creating a sound diet and exercise plan, this is a ...

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101 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol: Easy Tips that Allow You to Take Control, Reduce Risk, and Live Longer (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Today, more than ever, people are thinking about their cholesterol levels. But the resources they've had to help them be healthy were intimidating and expensive--until now.

This guide is the non-intimidating, easy-to-follow, one-stop resource for managing and maintaining healthy HDL, or "good" cholesterol levels.

From recognizing the risks of high cholesterol and artery blockage to creating a sound diet and exercise plan, this is a comprehensive yet uncomplicated guide. In bite-sized tips, it provides the keys to lowering the risk of heart disease--the leading killer of men and women in the United States.

Helping you take the steps you need to live a healthier lifestyle, this tip-based book is the ultimate collection of life-saving suggestions for anyone affected by bad cholesterol.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440513084
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 11/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Shirley S. Archer, JD, MA (Palo Alto, CA) is a health and wellness educator, award-winning author and fitness expert based at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is an internationally recognized presenter, wellness educator, popular speaker, and award-winning author of The Everything Weight Training Book and The Pilates Deck, and coauthor of YMCA Water Fitness for Health, among other books and articles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Big Picture of Cholesterol Health v

Part I What Is Cholesterol? 1

1 The Basic Breakdown 3

2 Cholesterol and Heart Disease 13

3 Risk Factors 21

Part: II Cholesterol Testing 31

4 Know Your Numbers 33

5 Decoding Test Results 41

6 Diagnostic Tests and Other Markers of Heart Disease 53

Part III Creating a Healthy Lifestyle 61

7 Where to Start 63

8 Changing Your Diet 71

9 Strategies for Healthy Eating 83

Part IV Heart-Healthy Recipes 93

10 Soup, Appetizer, and Side Dish Recipes 95

11 Meat and Poultry Main Dish Recipes 101

12 Fish, Pasta, and Bean Main Dish Recipes 107

13 Bread, Dessert, and Dressing Recipes 113

Part V Weight Management and Exercise 119

14 Manage Your Weight the Healthy Way 121

15 Get Active 129

Part VI Other Ways to Manage Cholesterol 137

16 Stress Management 139

17 Live Smoke-Free 149

18 Drug Therapy 159

Part VII Special Cases 169

19 Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome 171

20 Special Groups and High Cholesterol 179

Index 185

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