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My Family Plan To Lower Blood Cholesterol Levels

Your Choice for Change - Honoring the Gift of Heart Health for American Indians

Section Four - Be Heart Healthy! Learn Ways To Lower Your Blood Cholesterol

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Check the steps you plan to take to lower your blood cholesterol and keep it low. Start with a few changes and add more over time.

_____ Get my cholesterol level checked.

_____ Talk to my doctor about what my cholesterol numbers mean.

_____ Read the Nutrition Facts labels to choose healthier foods.

_____ Bake, boil, or broil foods instead of frying.

_____ Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

_____ Choose water or sugar-free beverages instead of soda and juice.

_____ Aim for a healthy weight. Lose weight if overweight.

_____ Do 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days.

Healthy arteries allow the blood to flow like a river. Take steps to control your blood cholesterol levels.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6340
June 2008

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