Sci 241 Final Paper

Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan
Mandi Powers
December 12,010
Lisa Morris

Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan
Nutrition and exercise are something that I have never cared about. I never worried about how my body would be affected by the foods that I eat. Those things never crossed my mind until I started this class. It is not easy to change the eating habits that we have grown so accustom to, but if I want to live a healthy life I have to make those changes. I have developed a nutrition and exercise plan that will help me stay on track while I make changes to my diet. In this plan I am going to discuss cholesterol and how it could be a potential health problem that I could face, and how following this plan will help my avoid cholesterol problems in my future. This plan will be initiated in the next 30 days and is something that I can follow from the first day throughout the rest of my life.
Cholesterol is a soft waxy substance that is found in many of the foods that we eat. Cholesterol is not only found in some of the foods that we eat but produced by the liver as well. The cholesterol is needed to produce some hormones and vitamin D, helps to build cell walls and creates bile salts that digest fat. The liver produces about 1,000 milligrams of cholesterol a day. Foods like fatty meats, eggs, dairy products like milk, cheese, and ice cream are all loaded with cholesterol. The cholesterol that we take in can’t travel through the body alone. It has to combine with certain proteins. The proteins come along and pick up the cholesterol and carry it to other parts of the body. High cholesterol can lead to other health problems such as heart disease. The risk of heart disease goes up as the cholesterol level in the body goes up.
If I really want to avoid cholesterol problems in the future I have to have some nutrition and exercise goals. The first nutritional goal would be to cut down foods like fatty meats, cheese, whole milk, and egg...