The moment arrives when your doctor calls you to discuss your blood test and find out about your cholesterol….
The good news is, if you have a healthy lifestyle, a big part of that battle will win as a better lifestyle will help to improve cholesterol levels.
Here are a few tips to achieve “happy” Cholesterol.
- Exercise 30 mins to 1 hour, 5 days a week. Moderate physical activity can help raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is the “good” cholesterol.
- Say no to trans fats. Trans fats affect cholesterol levels by increasing the “bad” cholesterol and lowering the “good” cholesterol.
- Add good fats by eating food rich in omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids don’t affect LDL cholesterol. They have other heart benefits, such as helping to increase HDL cholesterol.
- Avoid smoking. Quitting smoking will improve your blood pressure and heart rate . Within one year, your risk of heart disease is cut in half. Within 15 years, your risk of heart disease is similar to someone who would have never smoked.
By keeping a healthy lifestyle, our cholesterol will be “happier”