How to Control Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is found in the fats and lipids of our foods, and is also produced by the liver. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL), AKA the ‘bad’ cholesterol, is a major contributor to plaque, which can slowly build up in the arterial walls which effectively narrows the arteries, restricting blood-flow, and can clog your arteries while making them less flexible. Plaque can be incredibly dangerous as most of us know, and can lead to the formation of clots which can block arteries, causing a stroke or heart attack.

HDL, or high-density lipoproteins, also known as the ‘good’ cholesterol, takes the excess cholesterol of the body and brings it to your liver. There, your liver prepares it for disposal from your body, or transports it to other areas of your body where it is needed.

To help you get 2017 started off right, we’ve prepared this helpful guide to help steer you in the right direction towards better health going into the new year.

7 Steps:

Step #1: Know Your Cholesterol Levels:

Step #2: Eat Healthy! (It tastes better than it sounds, we promise!) Here’s some tips:

Step #3: Daily Exercise:

Step #4: Don’t Sit. Walk!

Step #5: Stay Active!

Step #6: Maintain for 8 Weeks

Step #7: Take a Follow-Up Test, Monitor Improvement:

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