October is National Cholesterol Month, but what is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is an important fatty substance or lipid that is essential for our body. Typically, the liver creates this substance, though it can also be found in certain foods.
While cholesterol is essential for overall health and well-being, high cholesterol can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart disease.
If you are diagnosed with high cholesterol, there are a number of small, simple lifestyle changes that can help. Before making any drastic changes, contact your GP.
Exercising regularly can help lower your cholesterol levels – in fact, as little as 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week has been proven to improve cholesterol. Choose an exercise you enjoy and it won’t seem like a chore – take a...