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Niacin can increase your HDL aka Good Cholestrol levels

There is some evidence niacin (vitamin B3) helps increase HDL. Michael Poon, MD, chief of cardiology at the Cabrini Medical Center in New York, says people with low HDL levels might benefit from taking 500 milligrams of niacin each day, building up to 1,000 milligrams a day. But he warns that supplemental niacin "can have some side effects and is not for everybody, particularly for people who already have high HDL levels. "He says anyone taking niacin supplements should be monitored by a doctor. Short of supplements, many foods contain niacin as well. Here are a few:

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Orange Juice can increase your HDL aka Good Cholestrol levels

Drinking three cups of orange juice a day increased HDL levels by 21% over three weeks, according to a small British study (at 330 calories, that's quite a nutritional commitment). This study could be highlighting an effect from high-antioxidant fruits and vegetables. Stay tuned in the years to come.

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10 Ways to Help Increase HDL - "Good" Cholesterol

HDL is a healthy cholesterol needed to keep our hormones, organs, muscles, veins and arteries operating properly.

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Increase HDL and Decrease LDL with Diet

Exercise: Walk 30-60 minutes five times a week for a total of 2 1/2 to 5 hours per week.  Walking twice a day for 30 minutes each time will increase your metabolism, strengthen bones, muscles and keep your heart pumping. This will increase the HDL cholesterol, which removes LDL cholesterol from your arteries.

Bread: Instead of eating white floor bread, buy whole wheat bread.

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Best Fat Burning Activities

Taking the stairs or parking far away

This shouldn't be your only cardio activity, but the results will definitely add up. Instead of the escalator or elevator, take the stairs. Get in the habit of parking your car at the back of the lot so you have to walk farther. Try taking 15 minutes of your lunch to walk. It all adds up to more burned calories every day.

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What is the Best Fat Burning Zone and Heart Rate?

The body does burn a higher percentage of calories from fat in the 'fat burning zone' or at lower intensities.  But, at higher intensities, you burn a greater number of overall calories which is what you should be concerned about when trying to lose weight. The chart below details the fat calories expended by a 130-pound woman during cardio exercise:
 

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Best Way to Burn Fat on the Treadmill

Does low intensity burn more fat or the high intensity? I did a quick google search and found that both do but at different rates.

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What is Middle Child Syndrome? Causes and Symptoms

The middle or second born child or children often have the sense of not belonging. They fight to receive attention from parents and others because they feel many times they are being ignored or dubbed off as being the same as another sibling.

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What is Schizophrenia? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Facts

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. The person finds it difficult to tell the difference between real and imagined experiences, to think logically, to express feelings, or to behave appropriately. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that usually strikes in late adolescence or early adulthood, but can strike at any time in life.

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What is Autism? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Facts

Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life. The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function, affecting development of the person's communication and social interaction skills.

People with autism have issues with non-verbal communication, a wide range of social interactions, and activities that include an element of play and/or banter.

What is ASD?

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