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The Treadmill Sensei’s guide on how to replace your treadmill

 

The Treadmill Sensei’s guide on how to replace your treadmill belt

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A question I get asked a lot here at the DOJO (and by my wife’s pesky relatives) is: How the heck do I replace a damaged treadmill belt?


If you find your belt slipping, or your deck slowing down and stop, or if the edges of your treadmill belt look worn, frayed or curls up, then you may need to have your treadmill belt replaced. Luckily, replacing the belt isn’t as hard as you’d think.


The very first thing you’re going to want to do is take a look at your treadmill deck. If the deck looks to be in good shape then there is a good chance it just needs to be lubricated (or waxed). If you see signs of wear such as scratches or grooves then both the deck and belt are probably going to need to be replaced.


If the deck appears fine but your belt is torn, curling or frayed, it’s time to replace the treadmill belt. Thankfully, treadmill manufacturers have made it pretty easy to replace a belt even if you’re not the Treadmill Sensei.


Most important: Turn your treadmill off and remove the power cord! This way you don’t get shocked and you’ll guarantee the treadmill doesn’t turn on while you’re working on it. That would be bad. If your treadmill inclines (which most do), adjusting it a few degrees may make the operation a little easier for you.


You loosen the belt adjustment screws in the back of your treadmill’s deck and then slide the rear roller forward and away from the belt. Remove the front roller and then the rear roller. There will be a number of screws along the sides of the deck which attach the deck to the rest of the treadmill. Remove those and you’ll be able to remove your deck.


At this point you can slide your belt off. Now is a perfect time to go ahead and lubricate your deck as well. From there, put on your new belt and reassemble your deck.

Taking the time to wax your treadmill deck while the belt is off may be a good idea. It’ll keep you from having to do it all over again later on.


Finally, once you have it all back together you’re going to want to test the adjustment. Start your treadmill at a slow speed and walk on it firmly. If the belt stops, hesitates or changes speed then you’re going to need to adjust the rear screws. Adjust as needed until you are sure the belt isn’t slipping or changing speed.


And there you have it, how to replace a treadmill belt.


-The Treadmill Sensei sensei's treadmills

Common Exercise And Training Excuses

Common Exercise And Training Excuses

 

Exercise and training programs can take some motivation and effort in order to make into a habit. And building such a habit out of exercising can be pretty difficult especially if you see it as just some other task that needs to be done. Looking at a fitness program this way can easily make one give up trying just before one has really started. And in the course of the situation, excuses can be made not to exercise anymore.


The Hating Exercise Excuse One of the most common excuses people make by not exercising is that they simply hate doing it. But exercise is simply not just those things that you hate to do on a regular basis. Exercise can be any fitness regimen that can range from the usual calisthenics to more enjoyable sporting activities.


There are certainly different forms of exercise and fitness programs that people would like. It helps to match up a kind of physical activity to ones own personality. For those who like the outdoors, going on a hike or biking around would be a worthwhile fitness activity. For those who like it simple, home fitness training or just simply walking on a regular basis would do just as well.


The No Motivation Excuse Doing exercises for some time now can really leave you feeling tired and stressed just as easily. Not having the right motivation can eventually make you feel bored with your workouts and keep doing them on a regular basis. And with boredom for company, it can be really hard to keep going. And hence, no motivation to do the exercise program regularly becomes the excuse.

In order to fight off boredom, it may be good to change your exercise routine every 4 to 6 weeks. Changes can mean trying out something new or just trying to change the intensity or duration of your exercises for variation. It is also important to remind yourself of your fitness goals and try to keep track of them. Rewarding yourself for a job well done can also be very effective to prevent becoming an unmotivated and bored fitness buff, if there is such a thing.


The Cant Afford Gym Membership Excuse Some people believe that the only way to stay fit is by going to the gym. And just because they cant afford the membership into one gives them reason enough not to exercise. This can be quite a foolish excuse not to keep fit and exercise.


Getting fit does not necessarily require that one needs to go to the gym regularly. Getting fit is not always becoming a gym member. A fitness regimen can be done just about anywhere. What can be important is by always trying to get the body to become physically active by giving it quite a regular workout. And there are many ways that this can be done. It can be as easy as just walking around the block everyday. You can also purchase exercise and training videos for guidance. Putting them in the player and doing the exercises is something that you can do at home without ever having to spend your money for a gym membership to stay fit.

What Are You Willing To Do To Achieve Your Weight

 

What Are You Willing To Do To Achieve Your Weight

What Are You Willing To Do To Achieve Your Weight

What Are You Willing To Do To Achieve Your Weight

What Are You Willing To Do To Achieve Your Weight

What Are You Willing To Do To Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals


What are you willing to do to achieve your weight loss goals?


I'm approached quite regularly about which diet is best, which book would I recommend and what exercise program should a person follow. People think they can just purchase a book to read and then some sort of magic occurs whereby reading it will cause their fat to magically disappear. Well, I'm here to break the news to you, the $40 investment in your weight loss book is just the start, there's a lot of hard work and other expenses involved.


Time Investment


There's time invested in your education (reading, watching videos etc), time you'll spend exercising doing both cardio and weight training. There's time spent creating your new meal plans as well as preparation of those meals the day before or days in advance. There's time involved in doing extra laundry because you're suddenly doing more exercising now on your weight loss journey.


Let me ask you this: Whats your favorite television show? How much television are you watching in a given week? 1 Hour? Six? Are you willing to eliminate television to allow yourself time to go to the gym and prepare foods for the next day? If not, then don't bother buying books that recommend food and exercise programs? It takes time to prepare food for 5 or 6 meals in a day and to go to the gym once or twice a day. Weight loss requires a time investment.


Food Investment


The quality of the food you put in your body is directly proportional to the quality of your cells. Its your cells that create energy and make your various bodily systems run, and if they're given the best quality food, then they're able to regenerate and be healthy.


Conversely, low quality food creates a low quality cell. A low quality cell is not up to the demand of generating energy nor the proper removal of wastes which then results in sickness and disease.

In conversation with a fellow regarding his food program and how he could make corrections to his diet to improve his health, burn fat, improve his workouts and achieve his weight loss goal, I suggested a few new products. Oatmeal, some whole grain wraps, spring mix salad, and Essential Fatty Acid, Almond butter and whole grain basmati rice were a few places to begin.


You didn't tell me how expensive it was going to be! was his response.


Well, I don't consider it expensive, so I would not have said that it was.


Our cells are our power plants in our body. Our body is constantly rebuilding itself daily and hourly. Our skeleton replaces itself once a year and the muscular lining of our stomach and our intestines is replaced every 3 to 4 days so it only makes sense to give it the highest quality food. Doesn't it?

You're probably going to come to the same conclusion that most other people do. The food I put in my body creates a healthy body and I must take care in my food choices.


Whole grain oatmeal costs more money than cocoa puffs. Raw almonds cost more than hickory smoked almonds and you probably never knew what Essential Fats or Pro Biotics were. Weight loss requires an investment in food.


Cutting Expenses To Reach Your Goal


If you're not able to increase the amount of food you eat financially or the quality of the food you eat (organic), then what are you willing to do to get it. Are you willing to cut some other costs? Are you willing to increase your sales at your job or home business to be able to afford this new change? The first reasonable step is to make some switches or replacements. Take note of non nutritional foods in your day – consider snacks, junk foods, coffee, pop, cigarettes (I hope you're not still smoking), milk or dairy products, alcohol, vitamins, tums, Rolaids, pepto bismol etc and see how much you're spending on a daily or monthly basis. Are you willing to replace these for higher quality nutritional foods that will support you in your weight loss goals? It can be a scary thought for some people. Others accept the challenge readily because they've truly committed to their weight loss goals and are willing to do Whatever It Takes! Switching and replacing is the easiest thing to do. Weight Loss requires sacrifice.


Invest in Yourself


Your body, your mind, your soul and becoming the best you can be is the single best investment you can make. Make the decision to eat the cleanest food you can, make the healthiest choices you can, begin to switch from non nutritional foods to nutritional foods and let go negativity in your life. Weight loss is easy, but requires some investment

How To Exercise For Maximum Energy

To ensure you're exercising aerobically (burning fat) rather than exercising anaerobically, its important to ensure you do several things as you exercise. The most important is to . 

How To Exercise For Maximum Energy

How To Exercise For Maximum Energy

 

There are two main types of exercise. Aerobic and Anaeobic exercise. Let’s start with the first one. Aerobic literally means with oxygen. Aerobic exercise has an important distinction; it burns fat as its main fuel. Can anyone find a use for this? Anaerobic means without oxygen. Anaerobic burns sugar as its main fuel. Despite popular myth, exercise doesn’t have to be drastic to provide massive physiological benefits. Even light exercise will burn fat.


Light exercise clears out lactic acid (a waste product in the body) and stimulates cells to regenerate. To ensure you’re exercising aerobically (burning fat) rather than exercising anaerobically, it’s important to ensure you do several things as you exercise.


The most important is to breathe deep as you exercise. Breathe in deep into your stomach through your nose, hold it and then exhale hard through your mouth.


Secondly, make sure that you exercise at a level that’s comfortable. Exercise at a level of 7/10. You should still be able to carry on a conversation while you exercise. Do this for at least 45 minutes a day and notice your energy explode.


Do you think you don’t have time to do this? There is always time. Use the time you would have spent sleeping to replenish your body. I guarantee that you’ll need less sleep. Use the time in your lunch break to exercise. The increase in productivity will have you more on the ball, and save you time through the dramatic increase in productivity. See, with the increased oxygen from aerobic exercise your brain speed and efficiency increases. Ride a bike, walk, swim or play sport.


Rebounding (or cellularise as it’s now known) is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise around. If you have access to a rebounder, use it. Use any break you have whilst working to engage in some form of movement and deep breathing.


Exercise also strongly benefits the heart. It literally makes it a larger and stronger organ. Deep breathing makes the lungs stronger and larger. Research is now linking exercise to helping benefit and prevent almost every type of disease or ailment. Movement of any joints promotes blood flow and creates energy. Sitting down all day actually robs the body of energy. If you sit down all day its absolutely vital that you promote blood flow, circulation, energy, brain flow and the strength of your heart.

How To Gain Muscle Naturally… No Steroids Necessary!

 

How To Gain Muscle Naturally… No Steroids Necessary!

How To Gain Muscle Naturally… No Steroids Necessary!

How To Gain Muscle Naturally… No Steroids Necessary!

How To Gain Muscle Naturally… No Steroids Necessary!

 

Wondering how to gain muscle? There are many fads, gimmicks and “quick fixes” to be found, but there is really only one healthy way to gain muscle mass. You don’t need to be gifted with great genetics or use potentially dangerous illegal hormones or steroids.


The “how to gain muscle” question has a relatively simple two-step process:


1) increase your caloric intake, and


2) workout. This combination will provide the desired results.


Don’t be embarrassed to look in the mirror! You CAN have the body that you strive to achieve. When you first begin thinking about how to gain muscle, the first instinct may be “But I don’t want to gain fat”. Losing fat and gaining muscle mass are two different objectives, and are tackled in two different ways. At this point you have to realize that dieting and exercising to lose weight is different than dieting and exercising to gain muscle.


In gaining muscle mass, the caloric intake must be increased. You have to take in more calories that your body is used to: take in more proteins and fats-your body has no choice but to gain weight. While nutritional supplements may be utilized, this should NOT be used as a substitute for a healthy diet. The increased calories are then offset by working out with weights in order to achieve the increased muscle mass you desire. This workout will stimulate growth by “overloading” the muscles. The combination of caloric building blocks (which help rebuild and repair muscle tissue) along with the increase workout.


If you are among the millions who constantly try to gain weight and build muscle mass, remember that a firm commitment, the proper diet, and a good weight-training regimen are the best ways to succeed in reaching your goal. A muscle mass building diet includes plenty of protein and enough calories to promote weight gain.


A good place to start is to multiply your current weight by 18. This number will give you a rough idea of how many calories your body needs in a day to bulk up. If you are extremely active, play sports, or have a faster than average metabolism, you may need to increase your caloric intake even more. A muscle building diet requires a lot of effort on your part. It’s not easy to consume enough calories in three meals per day. A good suggestion would be to eat several small meals each day rather than three large ones.


Protein is a critical element in any mass building diet. Ideally, you should eat one and a half grams of protein per pound of body weight. While this seems like a lot of protein, spread over several small meals each day it will be a lot easier to meet this goal. Fish, poultry, eggs, and lean red meat are excellent sources of protein. Lots of fresh vegetables and simple carbohydrates combined with plenty of protein should allow you to meet your calorie quota each day. The best muscle building diet is a combination of consuming adequate calories and the proper types of foods.

Heart Rate Training

Heart rate monitors are a great way to monitor the intensity of an exercise session. Generally the higher your heart rate is, the harder you are working. This makes sense. If you are exercising hard, your muscles are producing a lot of energy and have a high energy demand. In order to get oxygen to the working muscles to help in the production of energy, the heart must pump harder and faster. More blood circulates, transporting more oxygen to cells. 

Heart Rate Training

Heart Rate Training

Heart Rate Training

 

Heart rate monitors are a great way to monitor the intensity of an exercise session. Generally the higher your heart rate is, the harder you are working. This makes sense. If you are exercising hard, your muscles are producing a lot of energy and have a high energy demand. In order to get oxygen to the working muscles to help in the production of energy, the heart must pump harder and faster. More blood circulates, transporting more oxygen to cells.

Heart rate is a good indicator of intensity.
Calculating Max Heart Rate

The general guideline given for calculating your max heart rate is 220-your age. So if you are 20 years old, (220-20), your max heart rate should be around 200 beats per minute. This is a general guideline and this is some variation in this, so don’t be concerned if you are exercising with a heart rate monitor and notice your max heart rate varies slightly to the calculation. The calculation is a guideline and not a hard and fast rule.
Heart Rate Zones

Now that you know your max heart rate you can calculate at what intensity you would like to work at. Using the 20 year old example again, with a max heart rate of 200bpm. You may want to exercise at 50-70 of 200, and 70 of your max heart rate may be the way to go. This zone can be set on your heart rate monitor. This does not burn the most kilojoules, and may not be the most effect method for weight loss, but that is a different debate.

Exercise over 85 cannot be sustained for very long.

So if you want to go for a long steady state run, your best bet is to program your heart rate for a zone lower than 85 is a good aerobic training zone.


How Long Should You Rest Between Muscle Building Sessions?

In an earlier article we concluded that muscles must be worked to failure if an adequate hypertrophic response is to occur. Whether this involves one or more sets is irrelevant as in either scenario the muscles must be worked to failure and beyond. This causes significant microscopic damage to the muscle tissues and it is during the period of recovery that protein synthesis undertakes the repair process that results in bigger muscle fibers. 


How Long Should You Rest Between Muscle Building Sessions?

How Long Should You Rest Between Muscle Building Sessions?

 In an earlier article we concluded that muscles must be worked to failure if an adequate hypertrophic response is to occur. Whether this involves one or more sets is irrelevant as in either scenario the muscles must be worked to failure and beyond. This causes significant microscopic damage to the muscle tissues and it is during the period of recovery that protein synthesis undertakes the repair process that results in bigger muscle fibers. 

 

But how long does this process take and when is it safe to expose those same muscles to further intensive exercise? Scientific studies suggest that muscle fiber degradation takes approximately five to seven days to repair and recover. Any further exposure of the affected muscle to intensive activity will interfere with the recovery process and actually prevent it from achieving maximum growth. However, using the muscle to assist in exercising other body parts or even taking part in low intensity aerobic exercise will not prevent recovery.


It follows therefore that each muscle group should be trained intensively only once each week in order to allow full recovery. This can be achieved by incorporating a split training regime that allows you to work out several times each week but still exercise each muscle group intensively only once every seven days. http://offerweightloss.com

How Long Will It Take To Gain Muscles Build Muscle

 

How Long Will It Take To Gain Muscles Build Muscle

How Long Will It Take To Gain Muscles Build Muscle

How Long Will It Take To Gain Muscles Build Muscle

This is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires. You can write articles, long mission statements, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, whitepapers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.


Articles – Good topics for articles include anything related to your company – recent changes to operations, the latest company softball game – or the industry you’re in. General business trends (think national and even international) are great article fodder, too.


Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it here. A good mission statement tells you what drives a company to do what it does.


Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps your unlimited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.


Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. This is a good place to show off who’s occupying the corner offices. Write a nice bio about each executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.

Physical Benefits Of Trampoline Exercise

 

Physical Benefits Of Trampoline Exercise

Physical Benefits Of Trampoline Exercise

Physical Benefits Of Trampoline Exercise

 

What if there was an exercise system that was cost effective, provided weight loss results, could make you look younger, feel better and a

myriad of other things, while you watched TV, would you want to know more about it? What if NASA commented that this system is “one of the most


effective and efficient exercises, yet devised by man”? There is such a system, it’s called Rebounding!

The Rebounding exercise is done by bouncing on a mini trampoline. It is so low impact, it is virtually suitable for anyone! Even elderly and

disabled people can benefit. There are so many health benefits of Rebounding it could very well be “the perfect exercise”.


Along with this, the Rebounding exercising technique is so convenient you can do it while you are watching TV, how easy is that? You don’t even

have to plan to do your exercise before hand, or make the time to go and do it, because we all watch TV at night, don’t we!


So lets look at some of the health benefits of Rebounding. From a doctors point of view you will:


* Improve the function of the lymphatic system; this will help increase your body’s immune system.
* Strengthen each and every muscle, organ, tissue and cell in the body, this will keep you healthier, stronger and help avoid disease.


* Tighten skin to help you look more youthful, helping reduce the aging process.
* Strengthen bones, this is highly recommended if you suffer from, or have a high risk of getting Osteoporosis.


* You will also be able to exercise your whole body in one session, not just parts. One exercise fits all!
That’s not all, there are the benefits that you will notice in your every day life too such as:


* Weight loss.


* Ease of use, Rebounding is easy and fun to do.


* Low impact, that means that anyone can do it, including the elderly and disabled, children, parents, anyone!


* Lowering of cholesterol.


* An increase in energy.


* You can do Rebounding exercises any time when you are not busy; it can easily fit into just about any schedule!


*Improvement of coordination and balance.


* Reduction in stress and tension.


*Improved muscle tone.


*Rebounding is so low impact, it doesn’t cause unwanted strain on muscles or joints.

One of the best benefits of using the Rebounding exercise technique is that it is fun and easy to do. In addition, these mini Trampolines are

very cost effective, ranging around $100US for a top of the range trampoline. There are cheaper alternatives, but if safety is an issue,

consider getting something around this price range.


Some quick tips for choosing a safe trampoline are:


* Go for a 6 leg design, this will give added stability.


* Look for brands that have unscrew-able legs, so they can be stored easily.


* Make sure they have a solid spring system, for joint support.


* Look for non-slip mats to help avoid falls.


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Pilates Equipment Basics

 

Pilates Equipment Basics

Pilates Equipment Basics

Pilates Equipment Basics

 

So you want to get started on a Pilates program but don't know what Pilates equipment you will need to get started. That's great news and a decision you will not regret!


Pilates is growing in popularity because it produces results and has been doing so for decades. Now you can even set up a home workout studio that uses Pilates equipment similar to the original Joseph Pilates designed models. And we know what kind of results he described!


Joseph and his classic Pilates Method have such a legion of followers and part of that reason is because his Pilates equipment produced results. The good news is that the huge variety in sizes of Pilates equipment has made that equipment more affordable and more size appropriate to fit into our homes instead of just a gym somewhere.


Think back about when Joseph Pilates got started with his Pilates method. During World War I, Joseph was at an English internment camp and started to test his exercises on injured soldiers. Pilates started with those patients who were immobilized and bed-bound. To get them exercising, Joseph rigged up their hospital beds with springs, creating resistance to help them regain their strength. Brilliant! It was from this experience and experiment that Joseph went on to develop the Pilates Reformer.


Fascinated with spring-based pieces of equipment, Joseph headed to New York in the 1920s. Hed spent additional time creating more spring-based pieces of equipment as well as pieces that had lots of movable bars and adjustable straps.


When he landed in New York, Joseph set out to be successful and there was no stopping him. Had seen the success with the immobilized in England and he believed in his product and his method. Early during his time in New York, he began to work with dancers to help them gain flexibility and lengthen their muscles as well as to repair their bodies. He was fortunate enough to work with some very famous dancers who not only hungrily embraced the Pilates method but they told others about it too.


One of the hallmarks of the Pilates program is the Pilates Reformer. Like other pieces of Pilates equipment, the Reformer uses the resistance of springs in order to create effort. The Reformer is made of a sliding platform anchored at one end of its frame with springs. The user can move the platform by either pulling on ropes or pushing off from a stationary bar. So you gain the benefit of the reformed by tackling the challenge of moving the platform while keeping your balance on a moving surface. You can work the Reformer sitting or standing.


The Pilates Cadillac is another classic. This machine consists of a padded platform with a cage-like frame above it. Sounds a little medievalI digress The Pilates Cadillac has a variety of bars or straps connected to the frame by springs. See the theme Joseph Pilates loved springs and believed in them for creating resistance!


Another piece of Pilates equipment is known as the Pilates Barrel. This barrel is typically made with a sturdy wood frame with a well-cushioned foam and vinyl curved form. The Barrel is a simpler piece of equipment than the Reformer or the Cadillac and is meant to be used with mat work in exercises that open the upper back to enhance flexibility and correct posture.


So just because you know what type of Pilates equipment is out there and you know that you can buy it for your home, but stop before purchasing it and think about it!


Pilates equipment should only be used in a home setting after you've received proper training from a certified Pilates instructor. With Pilates it is not just learning how to use the equipment but you must also learn how to breathe in accordance with Joseph Pilates methods.


There are many great Pilates videos and Pilates DVDs that you can use in between sessions in which you are learning how to use your Pilates equipment from a certified Pilates trainer.


Pilates equipment for the home is an exciting proposition. Just take the time to research the equipment and learn what you are doing before getting started. Keep working with a trainer and then enjoy the results of your workout. Celebrate the new flexibility and mobility that you will enjoy with Pilates.

Heart Attack Prevention Tips

 

Heart Attack Prevention Tips

Heart Attack Prevention Tips

Heart Attack Prevention Tips

Heart Attack Prevention Tips

While some have to fight the battle of the bulge for mere shallow reasons, there are those who do all the dieting and exercising to reduce their cholesterol levels just to stay alive. And while cholesterol is an important component of the membranes of cells, playing an important part in maintaining brain synapses as well as in the immune system, it is also the largest cause of heart attack and stroke.


While it is great that most people who are suffering from high levels of cholesterol go to their dietians to have their daily eating habits tweaked by following a strict meal plan in order to help them lower their cholesterol levels (hopefully back to normal levels), some people have really gone overboard, but if you feel compelled to lower your cholesterol, consult with your doctor, most doctors are fine with prescribing cholesterol reducing drugs.


When coupled with a healthy diet and regular exercise, the drugs can make quite a difference in your cholesterol levels, at least enough that your levels can be considered safe.

There are four kinds of cholesterol reducing drugs:


1. Bile acid

Sequesterants are cholesterol reducing drugs that aim to bind with the bile that is being produced by ones liver. The bile helps out in our digestion as well as in the absorption of fats from the intestine. This cholesterol reducing drug blocks out the digestion of fats from the bile to help prevent the formation of cholesterol. Various cholesterol reducing drugs in this category are the following:


– Colestipol
– Colestid
– Coleseyalam
– Welchol
– Cholestyramine
– Questran

2. Statins

Popularly known as statins, the HMG-CoA inhibitors are cholesterol reducing drugs that prevent the enzyme called 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-conenzyme, a reductase, from converting fat into cholesterol. This cholesterol reducing drug is seen as the most effective one in the market today and does some added good to ones body as 2003 reports claim that people with heart failure but no coronary artery diseases receive great benefits from this in as early as 14 weeks.

Popular drugs from this cholesterol reducing drug group include:


– Simvastatin
– Zocor
– Cerivastatin
– Baycol
– Fluvastatin
– Lescol
– Lovastatin
– Mevacor
– Prevastatin
– Pravachol
– Atorvastatin
– Lipitor

3. Fibric Acid


The cholesterol reducing drug called fibric acid and its derivaties are less effective than the statins when in comes to lowering ones cholesterol level.


Popular drugs under this kind of cholesterol reducing drugs are:


– Clofibrate
– Atormid-S
– Gemfibrozil
– Lopid
– Fenofribrate
– Tricor

4. Niacin


Niacin, or vitamin B-3, also is effective in lowering cholesterol levels. Although the normal vitamin dose of niacin is only set at 20 mg for each day, the dose required to reduce cholesterol levels is at least 500 mg each day. Niacin helps reduce cholesterol by inhibiting very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) secretion in the bloodstream.