Category: lifestyle

Cholesterol Effect

I recently found out my total cholesterol level was beyond the borderline of 200. My result was 238 which is already cause for alarm. But because of that, I confirmed that the searing pain that I kept experiencing for more than a year is due to my high cholesterol, which my wife suspected later on. […]

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You Know You Are Getting Old When …

You know you are getting old when your health related issues spike. Take cholesterol or sugar level for example. It sucks when you are forced to control what you eat in case those levels spike.

And just last week, I found out my cholesterol level was at an all time high. Last year, it was pretty normal and I was surprised that it totally spiked all of a sudden when I had my annual physical checkup recently.

Because of this, I have now paid attention closely to what HDL, LDL and VDL are for. When this happens, people tend to be more conscious and more aware on the kind of food that they will eat.

Even my SGPT level is near borderline so I have to minimize the salt particularly junk food and drink more water. While I drink water and coffee (without sugar) all the time, I cannot figure out why my SGPT level spiked considering I do not eat junk food that often.

If you do not know what SGPT is, it is about the liver. To lower this level I think the best alternative is to drink lots of water and lessen salt intake like junk food.

There will always come a time where our determination is put to the test. It won’t hurt to eat a little. The important thing is to continue your drive to eat and drink as much as possible only the kind of food that are healthy.

Oh, and one more thing. Do not forget to exercise ;).

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Year 2014 Starts Now!

Well, I just got back and I will be reporting for work starting tomorrow so tomorrow will officially be the start of 2014 for me.

Unexpectedly, I had an unusual but fruitful vacation. The company I work with changed its policy to not convert our unused vacation leaves to cash. So I used that to my advantage and used all of them. Add to that with some lucky in-between national holidays in the country and I had a month long vacation away from work.

First time.

While I did not go home to my hometown for the holidays right away, 2 weeks there was very satisfying. I had some pretty good sleep even if I slept late at times. The important thing was to have at least 8 hours of sleep every day.

The cold weather also helped big time because it made me lazy so the urge to sleep kept me dozing off. And the fact that our dog did not bark during the early hours of the morning and the music of the nearby church did not blast its speakers to surging decibels, it gave me the opportunity to catch up on lost sleep dating to so many years.

Overall,  I have to say that was the best holiday vacation I ever had in my life so far. And boy, did I also pack some weight. Now that I am going back to work, I have to do some adjusting to make my body accustomed to jogging once again.

Losing weight is always hard to do and it is something that I will have to do once again now that my cheat season had ended. More jogging, moderate eating and work, work, work for my future!

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