September is National Cholesterol Education month and this is the perfect time to start paying attention to your health; the perfect time to get your blood cholesterol checked. Choose National Cholesterol Education Month to learn about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals.
Obviously your diet is a large factor in your cholesterol levels. You can lower your cholesterol with medication, but if you would prefer to make a lifestyle change, your diet is the place to start. Even if you have many years of poor eating habits in you, a change in what you eat can affect your cholesterol levels.
Lowering cholesterol levels that are too high lessens your risk for developing heart disease and reduces the chance of having a heart attack or dying of heart disease. The combination of exercise and a better diet can significantly reduce your cholesterol levels without the use of medication. Regardless of if you are overweight, exercise can reduce cholesterol. Actually, moderate physical activity can help raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol.
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