How to Lower Your Cholesterol For a Healthier Life
by Christopher JA Wang
immediate action. You can take a bit of time to decide what strategies will work best
for you and fit into your lifestyle. Analyze your risk for heart disease. Does it run in
your family? Do any of your family members have high cholesterol? If you answered
yes to any of these questions, you will want to take a more aggressive approach to
treating your high cholesterol.

The first thing you should do to lower your cholesterol is lose weight if you weigh too
much. In fact, losing just 5 or 10 pounds might significantly lower your cholesterol
level. Start walking. It's been proven that regular exercise (not even vigorous, simply
walking will do the trick) will lower cholesterol levels and your risk for heart disease.

Know your fats. There are fats in food that are good for us, like in avocados, peanut
butter, olive oil, canola oil, and salmon. These fats are shown to actually help your
LDL drop. However, saturated fats (the bad fats) will raise your cholesterol faster
than anything else. Foods high in saturated fats include meats, butter, full-fat milk,
and cheese. Lower your intake of these foods as much as possible.

Try adding more fiber to your diet. Also, take a good multivitamin each day. Try to
reduce your daily stress, get enough sleep, and talk to your doctor about your
treatment options. For many people, following some lifestyle changes can be all that
is needed to reduce cholesterol to a desirable level; however there will of course
always be instances where some people will require medication to help keep
cholesterol at bay.


About The Author

Christopher has been working as a home and office consultant for the past 15 years.
He is happily retired and writes articles and weblogs in her downtime. His newest
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So you've been diagnosed with high
cholesterol, now what? First, you
need to know what your numbers
mean. An ideal total cholesterol
reading is under 200 mg/dL, with an
LDL (bad cholesterol) under 130, and
HDL (good cholesterol) above 40.
Also, get your cholesterol checked
regularly. Adults over 20 years of age
should have their cholesterol checked
at least once every 5 years.

If your cholesterol level is elevated,
become familiar with your options.
Unless your level is dangerously off
the charts, there is no need for
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