Control your cholesterol
Most people don’t know that there are two types of cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is often called the « bad cholesterol » because it’s the one responsible for the buildup of plaque on the walls of your arteries and must be controlled so it maintains normal levels in your blood and maximizes your chances of having a healthy heart. If you are at risk of having high levels of cholesterol, ask your doctor to have it checked.
Risks of having high levels of cholesterol:
- Male 40 years old or over
- Women aged 50 and over or who have started menopause
- Family history of heart disease
- Waist circumference larger than 40 inches in men and 35 inches in woman