Use It and Lose It
You may know that being overweight or can increase your cholesterol levels,
which can also contribute to 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 , 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 and help raise your
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.