Cholesterol screening helps to make positive lifestyle changes..
In this case the individual received a cholesterol test result he was unhappy with, leading him to take up a healthy eating and exercise regime that saw his health improve greatly.
The Wellbeing People team provided a gentleman, Paul, with a cholesterol test and he was told that the result was unfortunately close to being too high and posing a threat. Paul was concerned about the reading and decided to make life style changes in an attempt to lower his cholesterol for good and become healthier as a result.
One month later the Wellbeing People team went back to visit Paul’s company to carry out further testing and he asked if he could have a repeat cholesterol test to see if his diet and exercise regime had improved his cholesterol at all. He was amazed to see that his results had dropped into the normal bracket in just one month.
He was very pleased with his weight loss of four stone but his biggest surprise was the drop in his blood pressure, which had previously been high and a cause for concern. His body fat content had also reduced and there was a notable reduction in his BMI. His ‘My Mood’ App result had a big smile! Overall, the testing was a great success and resulted in dramatically improved health for Paul.
“I changed my diet and have been very strict for the last few weeks: Breakfast: Bran Flakes – Lunch: Sardines on Wholemeal Melba Toast and for Dinner normally 2 chicken breasts with veg – no food after 7pm . In addition, I have been weight training 4 times a week and 2 doing cardio sessions a week in the form of 2x 1 hour football sessions. So in summary, loads of exercise, no sugary or fatty foods but plenty of fish and wholemeal foods , I was just watching calories but obviously improved my cholesterol at the same time”