High cholesterol puts people at higher risk for heart disease.
Take steps to help lower your cholesterol and stay healthier…
Get your cholesterol checked at least every 4 – 6 years. You may need a test more often depending on risk factors, such as family history.
Make healthy changes to your diet, including consuming less saturated and trans fat and more fiber, fruits and vegetables.
Increase exercise to lose weight and lower cholesterol. Choose activities best suited for your physical abilities.
If you smoke, try to quit. If you don’t smoke, don’t start.
Consult your doctor before making any lifestyle changes. And ask for more information on controlling cholesterol.