I had my blood test done a month ago. Everything else is ok but my cholesterol level is 8.2. I am 53 years old. My new year resolution is definitely to get fit by bringing that level lower. I do regular exercise such as walking, dancing. I need help in terms of a proper diet. The food I should or should not eat. Sincerely hope to get inspired and motivated through this group. Thank you very much.
Hello, I'm Kel and I'm new here. - Cholesterol Support
OK, I am no expert! I do one hour of exercise every day, walk time to gym 15 minutes, tread mill 30 minutes and walk home time 15 minutes. I do other things as well. A part time work, may be 2 days a week were I stand for 8 hours shift and moving small to large boxes about!
There are time calculations on exercise available in Google. I am 70, went on life style change 5 years ago to avoid medication. Only time will tell. I am enjoying one life! The cholesterol numbers the GPs use do not fit all of us therefore we have to check and make our own decisions on what we need to do to achieve a good health. You also need to look at height to waist ration, more information on Google.
The total cholesterol number is irrelevant. You need to know either your ApoB and ApoA-1 numbers or your HDL and LDL numbers as well as triglycerides and blood glucose.
Dancing is an 'activity' not an exercise and 'walking' CAN be an exercise but it has be daily and must be at a very brisk pace for 30 minutes at least to elevate your heart-rate to over 130 bpm.
As for diet, read this link: pritikin.com/healthiest-die...
Nathan Pritikin, who has since passed away, used this diet along with running on a daily basis to reverse his heart disease. The Pritikin Longevity Center is a medical group committed to helping people engage in permanent behavioural changes with their diet and exercise to help them live longer.
Good luck. You can also read all of my posts starting with 'Coming off Statins'
First of all, the more I read about this subject the more I am becoming convinced that the whole cholesterol thing is, well ... a scam. Complete nonsense. Cholesterol is absolutely essential to the body. High cholesterol is actually associated with longer life, it now seems. When cholesterol is exceptionally high, this may, of course, be a sign of ill health such as heart and vascular problems. But these are not caused by the cholesterol! But of course I'm not a doctor, so I don't want to pretend to know more about it than a physician who has done serious research into this matter. Nevertheless, personally I am convinced of two things: 1) high cholesterol is NOT dangerous, and 2) statins ARE dangerous.
Firstly, DAMAGED cholesterol can be very dangerous. You need to find out if your cholesterol is damaged.
Fasting - intermittent fasting us the key
Meals - 1 a day in the evening
Exercise - non stress causing. Walking, swimming., yoga
I'm also 53 with a level of 8 I've been taking stations for approximately one year so far so must get my bloods really done. I am unable to exercise much due to having a brain tumour for which I am currently having chemotherapy, it's working too and controlling the growth well. I manage to walk once a week with a group but don't do much more than housework and the occasional walk to the local shops. Obviously this isn't enough exercise but I wonder if anyone can suggest an easier type of exercise that I could do at home to help bring my cholesterol levels down? Any help would be appreciated.
I can't go swimming due to weak arm and epilepsy so it's like a double whammy for me right now!!!