First of all…what does high cholesterol even mean? Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in the blood that can clog the walls of your arteries. The more cholesterol present in the blood stream, the easier it is for build up to accumulate, hardening the arteries. This makes it more difficult for blood and therefore oxygen to reach the heart. This creates an environment that puts those with high cholesterol at risk for heart attack and heart disease. High blood cholesterol has no obvious symptoms. This is why it is especially important to get your cholesterol tested regularly. If you already do have high cholesterol, doctors may have already prescribed you medication that you are taking regularly to lower high cholesterol. There are still some lifestyle changes you can consider making to compliment your prescription. If you are aware of your high cholesterol, but don’t need medication yet, or would just like to prevent being at risk for heart problems all together, here are some simple lifestyle changes to make to keep your lipid profile healthy and your heart pumping strong.