Your body needs cholesterol to function, but too much of the wrong type can lead to serious problems–plaque buildup in the arteries can lead to a blockage which can cause chest pain and heart attacks. Here are four simple steps to lower your risk:
- Diet – eat a heart-healthy diet and avoid bad fats like trans fat and saturated fat (no fast food!)
- Quit smoking
- Get moving – modest exercise like walking for 30 minutes helps control weight and lower cholesterol
- Take your medication every day as prescribed by your physician.
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