4. Reduce Stress Exposure

Reduce Stress

Try your hand at stress reduction techniques to keep your stress levels down. Try taking part in techniques such as meditation or yoga.

3. Stop Smoking and Drinking

Smoking And Drinking

Stopping smoking brings immediate and long-term benefits to cholesterol levels, and lowers your heart attack risk. Glucose levels will drop around 16 percent within the first month just by not drinking, and so do sugar levels.

2. Get Enough Sleep

Get Enough Sleep

Researchers discovered that too little sleep or too much sleep can have a negative impact on lipid levels. Sleeping less than five hours a night can put you at risk for high triglycerides.

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1. Take Red Yeast Rice

Red Yeast Rice
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Red yeast rice comes from traditional Chinese medicine and contains monacolin K, which is similar to the active ingredient in some statins. An easy way to add it to your daily routine is through supplements.


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