Monday, August 18, 2008

Fitness Check

I had a checkup at my doctors today.  He was very happy with how I've changed my nutrition and physical activities.  Specifically, I've lowered my cholesterol count tremendously.  He always wanted me to get my low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol count down.  The LDL is the "bad" cholesterol.  To learn more about cholesterol, check out the American Heart Society's website.  I cannot understand this stuff, all I know is that a majority of the time I'm making healthier choices when I eat.

cholestrolAnyhow, I lowered my LDL count a whole 54 points.  From 159 which was the top of the Borderline High classification to 104 which is at the low end of the Near Optimal/Above Optimal classification.  He's super happy as he said that most everyone has it in their ability to get off medication to lower their cholesterol and live a healthier life.

The 100 Pushup Challenge seems to be quite contagious.  A couple of my co-workers are doing it as well, Big Lew and Jeremy.  Way to go, guys!  You can do it!

I hope everyone is doing well with their pushups.  It's definitely a challenge for me.  My arms are going to be huge when I get to the end... not!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Yes, the pushup challenge is contageous. I did mine yesterday and am thankful for the rest day today.

Speaking of cholesterol, a patty melt from Whataburger sure sounds good! ;-)