Clearing The Path For Healthy Cholesterol Levels And Reaping the Benefits With Helix3
Helix3 is an app that makes living a healthy life, a fun one! We take a full scale approach on how we can make the world a healthier place. To start, we look at the top preventable diseases affecting people today, and see how our system can benefit each in a customizable way. Today we will cover cholesterol, how the compound affects the body, ways people can track their LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein), and how Helix3 will help guide and reward you for just living your best life.
What is Cholesterol?
According to the American Heart Association, Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body needs it to build cells. There are actually two types of cholesterol: “bad” and “good.” LDL cholesterol is the bad kind. HDL is the good kind. HDL acts as a scavenger, carrying LDL cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver. There it’s broken down and passed from the body. Contrary, LDL build up arteries become clogged contributing to high risks of heart attacks, heart disease and strokes.
Ideal HDL numbers
Let’s take a look. According to Medical News Today, Doctors recommend LDL (bad cholesterol) should be less than 100 mg/dL. Levels of 100 to 129 mg/dL are acceptable for people with no health issues but may be of more concern for those with heart disease or heart disease risk factors.
While eating healthy and exercising play a significant role in reducing high cholesterol, it is easier said than done. In fact, according to the CDC, Nearly 29 million adult Americans have total cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dL.
How they track Cholesterol
It is very important to monitor you cholesterol levels because high cholesterol does not show obvious symptoms. In most cases today, companies rely on simple cholesterol tests, either at home or within the medical setting. These tests consists of a blood test, followed by determining your HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides levels. With this data, you can be reactive to a diagnosis, but with Helix3 you can be proactive.
How Helix3 track Cholesterol
Helix3 looks at your health with a full scope; what your health story is and how Helix3 can help you achieve goals and ambitions based on your real data. Helix3 is able to pull data from the member ‘s patient portal (backed by clinical testing) to build customizable challenges based on your health history/goals.
Helix3 is focused on measuring outcomes, not just activity. It could pull in someones grocery bill and determine they purchased healthy food, but they could game the system and buy the junk on a different bill, etc. By measuring the outcome, the system can’t be cheated. It’s important because sponsors of the FitFlow Challenge, and any challenge for that matter, need this trust in Helix3.