Making heart-healthy lifestyle choices is the best way to prevent metabolic syndrome by:
- Being physically active
- Following a heart-healthy eating plan
- Knowing your weight, waist measurement, and body mass index
- Maintaining a healthy weight
Make sure to schedule routine doctor visits to keep track of your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. Speak with your doctor about a blood test called a lipoprotein panel, which shows your levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.