High cholesterol: a sign not to ignore while walking; May require immediate treatment. The Times of India

Fortunately, there are many practical lifestyle modifications that can go a long way in reducing your cholesterol levels, as many times it is because of an unhealthy lifestyle in the first place. Medications prescribed by your doctor can also help control high cholesterol.

Switch to a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Cut out all types of processed and packaged foods. Foods high in saturated fat, such as sausage, biscuits and cheese, should be avoided or eaten in moderation.

Exercising daily is also essential for a healthy body and a healthy heart. Quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol can also help improve your cholesterol levels.