Why should I know my Cholesterol?
Simply put - knowing your cholesterol could save your life. With little to no symptoms, high cholesterol can cause serious health risks.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year and is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030
Make your appointment with your primary care provider - Know your numbers. Know your risks. Commit to Change. Live Healthier.
How Do I Know My Cholesterol Levels?
Make an appointment with your primary care physician to administer a cholesterol screening. In addition to the results from these tests, your doctor can provide you more valuable insight on your risks based on other variables such as age, sex, family history, smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure.
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Quick Tips to Maintain or Lower Cholesterol
Once you know your cholesterol, here are some quick and simple tips to get you started on making a change and maintaining healthy levels.
1 - Eat a Heart Healthy Diet. As they say, you are what you eat. Lower the amount of saturated fats, eliminate trans fat completely and limit sugary foods and beverages. Increase whole grains, fruits and vegetables and watch your daily sodium intake.
2- Get Active. Get a minimum of 40 minutes of moderate intensity exercise in 3-4 days a week, such as brisk walking, biking, swimming and dancing.
3- Quit Smoking. Your chances for high cholesterol increase substantially if you smoke.
4- Lose Weight. Reducing your weight by 5-10% is a start to a healthier and happier you.
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