What can you do to reduce your risk of heart disease?

Start by knowing the facts. Identify your risk factors for heart disease with your doctor and eliminate or modify as many of them as you can. When you take responsibility and control your risk factors, you deal heart disease a serious blow. It’s never too late to take control of your risk. A few changes in your lifestyle can lower your LDL-C and triglycerides and may even boost your HDL-C.

Taking charge of your lifestyle means that you:

EAT SMART! by making better choices in your diet;

GET MOVING! by incorporating physical activities in your life;

SHAPE UP! by losing excess body weight.

Effect of lifestyle changes on blood lipid levels