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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 food labels to choose foods lower in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and calories.
Bake, boil, or broil foods instead of frying.
Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Drink water or sugar-free beverages instead of regular soda.
Maintain a healthy weight. Lose weight if I am overweight.
Do 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6353