Cholesterol health lifestyle tips & support


Stay on Track with Lifestyle Changes


If your triglyceride levels are too high, it’s time to get moving—literally! The easiest way to begin is to start walking more and sitting less. Talk to your doctor to find out what level of exercise is healthy for you, and start building up those muscles.

Muscles do more than move your body—they help your body make more of the “good” HDL cholesterol you need.

Exercise like walking more and sitting less can build up muscles that make more


Here too, you may benefit from some professional advice—from your doctor, nurse, or dietician. They can help you set up a healthy eating plan to:

  • Limit such dietary sources of cholesterol as red meats, full-fat dairy products, and foods that contain trans-fatty acids

Keep carbohydrates under control—“carbs” are an important part of a healthy diet, but if you are getting more than 60% of your calories from bread, pasta, and starchy vegetables, it could be increasing your triglycerides levels.1

Avoid foods with trans-fatty acids and keep carbs down to lower your triglycerides
  1. National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluations, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults. Adult Treatment Panel III—Final Report. NIH Publication No. 02-5215. September 2002.



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