Keep your body healthy by balancing your cholesterol levels. It is not good enough to just lower your high LDL cholesterol levels. You must also reduce your high triglycerides and raise your good HDL cholesterol.
Cholesterol levels may be hereditary. They also may not be controlled by diet and exercise in some cases. You may need a cholesterol controlling drug. If you do take one, you should be aware that it will also lower your good HDL cholesterol, so you may need to do more to increase it.
Weight plays a huge role in our overall health and cholesterol levels. Eat healthy and exercise regularly to reduce your weight to a healthy level and balance your cholesterol levels at the same time. Talk to your doctor if you need to know what a healthy weight is for your body. Normally a healthy weight is the weight you were when you graduated from high school, if you were a normal weight at that time. Keep your weight within 10% of your healthy weight, not 10% more or 10% less than your normal weight.
Raise Good HDL Cholesterol to Balance Your Cholesterol Levels
Raise your good HDL cholesterol by exercising and eating healthy. Exercise daily to keep your good HDL cholesterol level. Eat foods high in Omega 3 oils, extra virgin olive oil, almonds, fish and avocados. Fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel are high in Omega 3’s and very beneficial to your health including raising your good HDL cholesterol levels.
Lower Bad LDL Cholesterol to Balance Your Cholesterol Levels
Lower your bad LDL cholesterol levels by exercising and eating healthy. Reduce your stress to keep your bad LDL cholesterol low. Increase your exercise so that you are exercising for at least 30 minutes per day. Increase your intake of vegetables.
The most important thing to do for your high LDL cholesterol is to listen to your doctor and take any medication that is prescribed.
Lower Triglycerides to Balance Your Cholesterol Levels
Lower your high triglycerides by eating healthy and exercising. Most of the things that you do to raise your good HDL cholesterol and lower your bad LDL cholesterol will help you lower your triglycerides if they are too high. Many people do not even consider their triglycerides when they think about cholesterol, but they are equally as important as LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol.
Stop drinking alcohol to excess and stop smoking or any other bad health habits that you may have.