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What's the Difference Between HDL and LDL Cholesterol?

What is cholesterol? Although it tends to get a bad rap, cholesterol is actually a necessary compound, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI),1 as it is used to make important substances in your body, including bile acids, hormones and vitamin D. A fat-like, waxy substance, cholesterol is produced in your liver and then carried throughout your body via your bloodstream.1,2 It is transported by substances called lipoproteins.1  Good vs. bad cholesterol T
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7 Signs You're More Stressed Than You Realize

1. You’re gaining weight Ever notice that your jeans seem to fit a little more snugly when you’re up against a tight deadline at work? You’re not imagining it — stress can cause weight gain for a variety of reasons. One study found that experiencing a stressful event the day before eating even one high-fat meal can slow your metabolism.2,3   WHAT CAN HELP: Focus on making healthy choices throughout the day. Skip the donuts in the office breakroom and opt for a healthier alternative
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Celebrate National Women’s Health Week With These 5 Healthy Tips

1. Commit to healthy eating Eating a well-balanced diet is one of the key components to living a healthier lifestyle. Don’t worry: that doesn’t mean you need to eat broccoli for every meal. Start by focusing on making healthy food choices the majority of the time and keeping your portion sizes in check.    Experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health, which leads National Women’s Health Week, suggest focusing on an overall healthy eating p
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Watch Episodes 1-3 of Jenny Craig's "My Full Plate" Series

Catie, 30, and James, 33, lead crazy busy lives. Between raising two daughters and working full-time jobs, their health often takes a backseat. But when Catie was asked to be the maid of honor in her sister’s wedding, she realized she wouldn’t feel confident unless she started to make some changes. So Catie and James have joined Jenny Craig, with the goal to look and feel great — just in time for the wedding. Follow their journey below and stay tuned on our YouTube channel to see if they will re
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10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Health-Minded Mom

Celebrate the incredible moms and mother figures in your life with something they'll love from the Mother's Day Gift Guide!  
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5 Ways To Fit In "Me" Time As A Mom

Sometimes, as you juggle it all, your day-to-day life as a mom can feel pretty hectic. You know how it goes: You’re rushing to get ready for the day while prepping kids, handling tantrums and trying to remember everything on your agenda. And that’s all before 8 a.m.! Add school pick-ups, sports and meal prep to your day, and it can be difficult to find much, if any, time for self-care, especially if you add a career to the mix.    We hear you! As a mom, it can be a challenge to priorit
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