11 Ways To Outsmart High Cholesterol

variety of sushi on a platterDo you know where your cholesterol is? Don’t assume your cholesterol is fine just because the doctor said so several years ago.

If your doctor determines your fasting total cholesterol level exceeds 200 or if your LDL cholesterol level is above 100, you can get it down safely with these simple lifestyle modifications.

1. Set a target.
How low can you go? Well, that depends. If you have a family or personal history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity or other high risk factors, your doctor might set a goal of less than 70. A target of less than 130 is generally okay for people with moderate risk factors. If you have two or more risk factors, it’s important to get treatment early.

2. Get physical.