Managing Cholesterol

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A look at the importance of exercise and diet in managing cholesterol levels.

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Managing Cholesterol

  1. 1. <ul><li>A Presentation by Mary Burns Prine </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Tech 700 </li></ul>Managing Cholesterol
  2. 2. What is cholesterol? <ul><li>Found in foods & produced by body </li></ul><ul><li>Essential for physiological processes </li></ul><ul><li>Harmful in excess amounts </li></ul><ul><li>Travels through blood as lipoprotein </li></ul><ul><li>Can travel on LDL or a HDL lipoprotein </li></ul>
  3. 3. LDL vs. HDL <ul><li>LDL </li></ul><ul><li>HDL </li></ul>
  4. 4. Exercise and Cholesterol Cardiovascular exercise can increase HDL!
  5. 5. How? It depends <ul><li>If you are a man </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate intensity </li></ul><ul><li>(70 – 80%) </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a woman * </li></ul><ul><li>Low to moderate intensity </li></ul><ul><li>(60 – 80%) </li></ul><ul><li>* Female hormones influence HDL levels </li></ul><ul><li>Both men and women </li></ul><ul><li>1000 calories a week </li></ul><ul><li>Build up to 30 – 60 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 5 days a week </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diet and Cholesterol <ul><li>Reduce saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol in diet </li></ul><ul><li>More plant stanols & sterols </li></ul><ul><li>More fiber </li></ul><ul><li>More fruits & vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Less calories </li></ul>
  7. 7. Final suggestion <ul><li>Lose weight! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Do you know your levels? <ul><li>Desirable levels </li></ul><ul><li>Total Cholesterol : Less than 200 mg/dL </li></ul><ul><li>LDL Cholesterol : Less than 129 mg/dL </li></ul><ul><li>HDL Cholesterol : Over 60 mg/dL </li></ul>

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