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Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium)



 
Becoming More Active
Becoming More Active
 
Losing Weight
Cholesterol and exercise

A Healthier Choice

Start Slowly: Exercise is an important part of your cholesterol-management program. But remember, slow and easy does it best.

Losing Weight

Use It and Lose It

You may know that being overweight or (glossary term)obese can increase your cholesterol levels, which can also contribute to (glossary term)plaque buildup in your arteries. But the good news is that you have the one thing you can use if you want to shed a few pounds—your body.

Getting some form of exercise, even for as little as 150 minutes spread out over the week, can make a big difference. It's time to put your body in motion.

Start by talking to your doctor about helping you with a simple and effective weight loss plan and to determine appropriate weight goals. In the meantime, you can estimate whether you’re at a healthy weight by calculating your (glossary term)BMI, or body mass index.

A BMI measurement considers both weight and height. If you are able to lose weight, it could help lower your total cholesterol and your (glossary term)bad (LDL) cholesterol and help raise your (glossary term)HDL (good) cholesterol.

If you're trying to lose weight and working on getting your cholesterol right, one thing that can make a big difference is to exercise on a regular basis.



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Obese or obesity
Excessive fat in body tissues. Obesity increases the danger of developing many health conditions, including diabetes and certain heart problems. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute defines being obese as having a BMI of 30 or greater.
Plaque
Plaque is the fatty deposits and other cells that can build up in the walls of your arteries. One major cause is high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Other health factors, such as a family history of early heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, and being obese, can also play a role.
Body mass index (BMI)
BMI is an estimation of body fat based on height and weight. According to guidelines from the National Institutes of Health, a normal BMI range is 18.5 to 24.9. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.
LDL-C
LDL is a lipoprotein that carries cholesterol throughout the bloodstream as LDL cholesterol, or LDL-C. If you have too much LDL-C circulating in your bloodstream, it can lead to plaque buildup in your arteries. That's why it's so important to talk to your doctor. As a rule, you want to keep your LDL-C low.
HDL-C
HDL cholesterol is considered "good" because it helps return cholesterol to the liver, where it can be eliminated from the body. As a rule, you want your HDL cholesterol high.